Reduced hepatic blood flow and intestinal malabsorption in severe falciparum malaria.

@article{Molyneux1989ReducedHB,
  title={Reduced hepatic blood flow and intestinal malabsorption in severe falciparum malaria.},
  author={MalcolmE. Molyneux and Sornchai Looareesuwan and IanS. Menzies and Stephen L. Grainger and RodneyE. Phillips and Yupaporn Wattanagoon and R. P. Thompson and DavidA. Warrell},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1989},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={
          470-6
        }
}
We have studied intestinal function and liver blood flow in Thai adults with complicated and uncomplicated falciparum malaria. The absorption of 3 orally administered test sugars, D-xylose, 3-O-methyl-D-glucose, and L-rhamnose, was greatly reduced in complicated malaria, while the lactulose/rhamnose absorption ratio was significantly increased. Hepatic blood flow was concomitantly reduced in severe malaria. These deviations reverted to normal in convalescence. Neither sugar absorption nor liver… CONTINUE READING
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