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Table 2 Manifestations of severe disease

From: Severe imported falciparum malaria among adults requiring intensive care: a retrospective study at the hospital for tropical diseases, London

  Present at admission During admission
Hyperparasitaemia >2% 98 (79%) 108 (87%)
  >5% 73 (59%) 82 (66%)
Acidosis pH <7.35 37 (30%) 68 (55%)
AKI: creatinine >265 μmol/L 28 (23%) 55 (44%)
GCS <11 19 (15%) 44 (35%)
Shock: systolic BP <80 mmHg 15 (12%) 34 (27%)
Coagulopathy 7 (6%) 13 (11%)
Seizures 4 (3%) 9 (7%)
ARDS 2 (2%) 24 (19%)
Hypoglycaemia <2.2 mmol/L 0 (0%) 5 (4%)