Correlation of retinal haemorrhages with brain haemorrhages in children dying of cerebral malaria in Malawi.

@article{White2001CorrelationOR,
  title={Correlation of retinal haemorrhages with brain haemorrhages in children dying of cerebral malaria in Malawi.},
  author={Valerie Ann White and S. Lewallen and Nav Beare and Kondwani Kayira and Richard Allen Carr and Terrie E. Taylor},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2001},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={618-21}
}
Retinal haemorrhages increase in number with severity of Plasmodium falciparum malaria and occur in 35-40% of children with cerebral malaria. We performed clinical retinal examinations and histopathological examinations of retina, and parietal and cerebellar sections of the brains, in 33 children in Malawi who died with cerebral malaria, severe malaria anaemia, or coma of other causes. Haemorrhages were counted in a standardized fashion: the Spearman correlation coefficient between the number… CONTINUE READING
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