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Malaria is still responsible for more morbidity and mortality than any other transmissible disease in the world; it is one of the leading causes of renal disease accompanied by the nephrotic syndrome and, not infrequently, arterial hypertension as well. Professor Kibukamusoke provides a compact historical survey of malaria and production of the nephrotic syndrome. From critical reading of the available literature and from his own extensive experience in Uganda, Africa, he concludes that quartan malaria, in particular, is responsible for most of the renal disease seen as a result of malaria.
Although Dr. Kibukamusoke considers that the renal disease of
Nephrotic Syndrome of Quartan Malaria.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:476. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-3-476_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(3):476.
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