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Multiorgan failure in malaria: what we have learned over the past 10 years
Critical Care volume 5, Article number: P096 (2001)
Incidence and outcome of multiorgan failure in Severe Malaria. Usefulness of severity of disease scoring systems.
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This is a retrospective analysis of data from 152 patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital between 1990 and 1999 with a confirmed diagnosis of Severe Malaria.
Of the 152 patients, 81 (53.3%) were male and 71 (46.7%) female. The overall mortality was 31.6% (48/152).
The occurrence of acute renal failure in malaria is an ominous event even when it occurs on its own. ARDS is however a serious complication which carries a high mortality. The combination of ARF together with ARDS has an almost universally fatal outcome. APACHE II score, SOFA score and WHO criteria correlate closely with outcome.
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Zeippen, B., Joubert, I. & O'Reilly, C. Multiorgan failure in malaria: what we have learned over the past 10 years. Crit Care 5, P096 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1186/cc1163
- Public Health
- Intensive Care Unit
- Renal Failure
- High Mortality