Twelve patients with severe malaria treated with partial exchange transfusion. Comparison between mathematically predicted and observed effect on parasitaemia.

Imported malaria is increasing in Western countries, which results in considerable morbidity and mortality, the latter mainly due to delayed diagnosis and treatment. Partial exchange transfusion has been proposed as a therapy for very severe falciparum malaria, but the utility of this procedure has not been proven. We report on 12 patients with severe… CONTINUE READING