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Table 2 Patient’s rate of complication

From: Profile and outcomes of patients with acute complications of malaria presenting to an urban emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Tanzania

Complications Overall (N = 184) 95% CI
n/N (%) %
Severe anaemia (Hb < 7 g/dL) 21(11.4) 7.6–16.8
Acute renal failurea 15 (8.2) 5.0–13.0
Respiratory distressb 8 (4.3) 2.2–8.3
Hypoglycemia (< 3 mmol/L) 6 (3.2) 1.5–6.9
Cerebral malaria 6 (3.2) 1.5–6.9
Shock 3 (1.6) 0.6–4.7
DIC 1 (0.5) 0.1–3.0
  1. DIC disseminated intravascular coagulopathy
  2. aRIFLE criteria
  3. bSPO2 < 91% and difficulty in breathing complain