Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1255-

Acute renal failure associated with malaria in children


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


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Al-Mendalawi MD. Acute renal failure associated with malaria in children. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Apr 23 ];24:1255-1255
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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.

References

1Zaki 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.