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Title: Severe falciparum malaria in five soldiers from East Timor: a case series and literature review.
Authors: Blum, P G
Stephens, D
Affiliation: Intensive Care Unit, Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory..
Issue Date: Aug-2001
Citation: Anaesthesia and intensive care 2001-08; 29(4): 426-34
Abstract: Despite chemoprophylaxis, malaria remains a serious threat for large numbers of non-immune soldiers deployed in endemic areas. Five adult cases of severe falciparum malaria are reported. Three cases were complicated by multiorgan failure and one of these patients died from cerebral malaria. These cases serve to highlight issues, in an Australian intensive care unit, associated with the management of severe malaria, an uncommon disease in our country. The need for rapid diagnosis and commencement of appropriate treatment is paramount in preventing further morbidity and mortality. Understanding and management of malaria continues to evolve rapidly. The pathophysiology of acute lung injury, shock and brain injury associated with malaria are examined in light of recent research. This article discusses the current controversies of exchange blood transfusion and the use of the new artemisinin derivatives.
URI: http://docs.prosentient.com.au/prosentientjspui/handle/1/10430
ISSN: 0310-057X
Type: Case Reports
Journal Article
Review
Subjects: Adolescent
Adult
Antimalarials
Australia
Exchange Transfusion, Whole Blood
Female
Humans
Indonesia
Malaria, Cerebral
Multiple Organ Failure
Sesquiterpenes
Artemisinins
Malaria, Falciparum
Military Personnel
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