A study of volume expansion with albumin in children with severe malaria

  • Rodrigues Wagner
Keywords: Malaria, albumin, saline, statistical analysis, volume expansion


For many decades, it was commonly believed that the main cause of death in children with severe malaria was cerebral malaria, which is clinically defined by impaired consciousness. More recently, however, there has been increasing recognition that acidosis is a better predictor of death in African children than is coma or neurological impairment alone.