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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1255
Acute renal failure associated with malaria in children


Professor in Pediatrics and Child Health, Department of Pediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Acute renal failure associated with malaria in children. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2013;24:1255

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Acute renal failure associated with malaria in children. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Dec 16];24:1255. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2013/24/6/1255/121298
To the Editor,

With reference to the interesting paper by Zaki et al, [1] they neither considered nor addressed the important limitations of their study. These include the small number of their studied malarial patients with acute renal failure (ARF) (n = 12) and the short study period (1 year). Accordingly, the application of statistical analysis to determine the significance of the indicators of mortality in the survived group (n = 9) versus the expired group (n = 3) of malarial patients with ARF [Table 3] is questionable. I, therefore, presume that their firm conclusion that associated cerebral malaria (P = 0.045), hyperbilirubinemia (P = 0.045) and disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (P = 0.0045) were statistically significant poor prognostic factors and predictors of mortality in the studied malarial patients with ARF ought to be taken cautiously.

 
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1.Zaki SA, Shenoy P, Shanbag P, Mauskar A, Patil A, Nagotkar L. Acute renal failure associated with malaria in children. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2013;24:303-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
Professor in Pediatrics and Child Health, Department of Pediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, Baghdad University, Baghdad
Iraq
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.121298

PMID: 24231497

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