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Malaria Mortality Risk Prediction

Purpose:

To evaluate the risk of mortality in a patient with severe malaria using the number of organ failures and the APACHE II score.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

B50, B51

Description:

Lichtman et al identified the risk of mortality in patients with severe malaria based on measures of organ dysfunction at admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). This can help identify patients who may require more aggressive management. The authors are from the State Hospital in Windhoek, Namibia.

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