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Open Access | Hemolysis Is Associated with Low Reticulocyte Production Index and Predicts Blood Transfusion in Severe Malarial Anemia

April 8, 2010 - 13:04 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Rolf Fendel, Christian Brandts, Annika Rudat, Andrea Kreidenweiss, Claudia Steur, Iris Appelmann, Bettina Ruehe, Paul Schröder, Wolfgang E. Berdel, Peter G. Kremsner, Benjamin Mordmüller
PLoS ONE 5(4): e10038.

In Gabon, Central Africa, one out of four inpatients have severe malarial anemia (SMA), a life-threatening complication if left untreated. Our results show the multifactorial pathophysiology of SMA, whereby EVH and IVH play a particularly important role. 

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