Origin of proteinuria in human malaria.

  title={Origin of proteinuria in human malaria.},
  author={Jochen H. H. Ehrich and R Horstmann},
  journal={Tropical medicine and parasitology : official organ of Deutsche Tropenmedizinische Gesellschaft and of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit},
  volume={36 1},
The prevalence and pathogenesis of renal involvement was investigated in 74 patients with malarial infections. A rise in proteinuria of 150 to 5,000 mg per day was seen in 12 out of 27 patients with Plasmodium falciparum infections. SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis revealed either an increase in albumin and high molecular weight proteins alone or an increase in low and high molecular weight proteins. Serum creatinine and urea were increased in 5 patients. In P. vivax infections, 8 out of… CONTINUE READING