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Table 4 Life-threatening complications in 13 patients with imported falciparum malaria

From: Early treatment of imported falciparum malaria in the intermediate and intensive care unit setting: an 8-year single-center retrospective study

Complication Present on admission (n) Developing during ICU stay (n)
Unrousable coma 0 3
Respiratory distress 2 2
Circulatory collapse or shock 0 5
Abnormal bleeding/disseminated intravascular coagulation 4 0
Hypoglycaemia 0 3
Acidosis 2 2
Renal failure 2 3
Multiple seizures 0 0
Severe anaemia 0 0
  1. ICU, intensive care unit.