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Kidney involvement in malaria: an update

Overview of attention for article published in Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, August 2017
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Title
Kidney involvement in malaria: an update
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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, August 2017
DOI 10.1590/s1678-9946201759053
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Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior, José Reginaldo Pinto, Elvino José Guardão Barros, Geysa Maria Nogueira Farias, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher

Abstract

Malaria is an infectious disease of great importance for Public Health, as it is the most prevalent endemic disease in the world, affecting millions of people living in tropical areas of the globe. Kidney involvement is relatively frequent in infections by P. falciparum and P. malariae, but has also been described in the infection by P. vivax. Kidney complications in malaria mainly occur due to hemodynamic dysfunction and immune response. Liver complications leading to hepatomegaly, jaundice and hepatic dysfunction can also contribute to the occurrence of acute kidney injury. Histologic studies in malaria also evidence glomerulonephritis, acute tubular necrosis and acute interstitial nephritis. It is also possible to find chronic kidney disease associated with malaria, mainly in those patients suffering from repeated episodes of infection. Plasmodium antigens have already been detected in the glomeruli, suggesting a direct effect of the parasite in the kidney, which can trigger an inflammatory process leading to different types of glomerulonephritis. Clinical manifestations of kidney involvement in malaria include proteinuria, microalbuminuria and urinary casts, reported in 20 to 50% of cases. Nephrotic syndrome has also been described in the infection by P. falciparum, but it is rare. This paper highlights the main aspects of kidney involvement in malaria and important findings of the most recent research addressing this issue.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 127 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 21 17%
Student > Master 20 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 10%
Student > Postgraduate 11 9%
Researcher 10 8%
Other 24 19%
Unknown 28 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 45 35%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 6%
Other 14 11%
Unknown 31 24%

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#10,773,354
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#248
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#182,716
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#5
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