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Pulmonary damage associated with falciparum malaria: a report of ten cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3913386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ten cases of pulmonary involvement associated with falciparum malaria are described. Measurements of pulmonary capillary wedge pressure were made in five of the ten cases, and no evidence of raised hydrostatic pressure in the pulmonary microcirculation was found which could account for the pulmonary oedema observed. All cases were treated with oxygen and positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP), and there were six survivors. The evidence to support the presence of an Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)-type lesion in malaria is discussed.
M F James
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0003-4983     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Med Parasitol     Publication Date:  1985 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-11     Completed Date:  1986-04-11     Revised Date:  2009-05-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985178R     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Med Parasitol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-38     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Diseases / complications
Lung / radiography
Lung Diseases / complications*,  radiography
Malaria / complications*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Plasmodium falciparum

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