Retinopathy in severe malaria in Ghanaian children--overlap between fundus changes in cerebral and non-cerebral malaria

Vera A Essuman, Christine T Ntim-Amponsah, Birgitte Schmidt Astrup, George O Adjei, Jorgen A L Kurtzhals, Thomas A Ndanu, Bamenla Goka

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Resumé

In malaria-endemic areas, reliably establishing parasitaemia for diagnosis of malaria can be difficult. A retinopathy with some features unique to severe malaria with a predictive value on prognosis, has been described. Detection of this retinopathy could be a useful diagnostic tool. This study was designed to determine the diagnostic usefulness of retinopathy on ophthalmoscopy in severe malaria syndromes: Cerebral malaria (CM) and non-cerebral severe malaria (non-CM), i.e. malaria with respiratory distress (RD) and malaria with severe anaemia (SA), in Ghanaian children. Secondly, to determine any association between retinopathy and the occurrence of convulsions in patients with CM.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftMalaria Journal
Vol/bind9
Sider (fra-til)232
ISSN1475-2875
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. jan. 2010

Fingeraftryk

Malaria
Cerebral Malaria
Ophthalmoscopy
Parasitemia

Citer dette

Essuman, Vera A ; Ntim-Amponsah, Christine T ; Astrup, Birgitte Schmidt ; Adjei, George O ; Kurtzhals, Jorgen A L ; Ndanu, Thomas A ; Goka, Bamenla. / Retinopathy in severe malaria in Ghanaian children--overlap between fundus changes in cerebral and non-cerebral malaria. I: Malaria Journal. 2010 ; Bind 9. s. 232.
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