Testing method helps predict progression to cerebral malaria

05/10/2013 | InfectionControlToday.com

Testing the blood for the protein HRP2 may be an effective way to determine whether pediatric patients with malaria are likely to develop the cerebral form of the disease, according to a study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The method was accurate at predicting the course of cases at a hospital in Malawi. Researchers are working on a more cost-effective version of the testing method.

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