Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 4, Number 2
TITLE: The importance of frequent PCV monitoring and timely fresh blood transfusion in the management of severe falciparum malaria (Short report).
AUTHOR: Tin Shwe; Pe Than Myint
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 1992; 4(2): 121-122
ABSTRACT: In our experience , cerebral malaria is not the only cause of death among patients with malaria. Low pack cell volume (PCV) was often associated with the time of death of patients. During 1987 we had a patient with PCV 31% and while preparing for the treatment, his PCV fell to 18% in two hours and he expired. We also had four patients with PCV 12%, 18%, 16% and 15% at time of admission to hospital. Hence we started following PCV of the patients with complicated malaria and fresh blood transfusion was given to all those with PCV less then 20%. This is the report of the first ten cases treated with method.
SUBJECT HEADINGS: Malaria, Falciparum. Hematocrit. Blood Transfusion.