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Malarial acute kidney injury in a paediatric intensive care unit.
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PMID:  22869838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication of malaria which has a very high mortality rate. A retrospective analysis of medical record data of children treated for malarial AKI in a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) was performed in order to evaluate the incidence, poor prognostic factors and outcome of AKI with malaria. Eighteen (48.6%) malarial patients had AKI (11 Plasmodium vivax positive, six P. falciparum positive and one mixed infection) with a male-to-female ratio of 1:2. The mean age was 75 ± 32 months (range, 1 month to 10 years). Oliguria was present in 61.1% and 55.5% required renal replacement therapy. Mortality was noted in 33.3% of patients and full recovery was achieved in 50% of patients. Oliguria, shock, central nervous system involvement, jaundice, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy and acute respiratory distress syndrome emerged as bad prognostic factors in simple univariate analysis. Malaria patients with and without AKI differ significantly in terms of shock, ventilator requirement, mortality and length of PICU stay.
Kapil Kapoor; Shalu Gupta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical doctor     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1758-1133     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Doct     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  1301706     Medline TA:  Trop Doct     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Paediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associates Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Delhi, India.
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