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We investigated the pathophysiology of hypoglycaemia in severe malaria in African children, especially the potential importance of glycerol as a substrate for gluconeogenesis, and whether substrate limitation contributes to hypoglycaemia in severe disease. Of 171 children with moderate or severe malaria, 16% were hypoglycaemic on admission, while at least(More)
BACKGROUND Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV-2) has public health importance as a leading cause of genital ulcers, a co-factor in HIV-1 acquisition and transmission and as a cause of neonatal herpes infections. Little is known of its epidemiology and burden in Coastal Kenya. METHODS We screened plasma samples for HSV-2 infection from 826 women aged 15-34(More)
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