Tuesday, 5 March 2013

MALARIA: diabetes and malaria

William Brieger

Date:Mon, Mar 4, 2013 9:34 am
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Increased Risk for Malaria Infection


A case–control study of 1,466 urban adults in Ghana found that patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus had a 46% increased risk for infection with Plasmodium falciparum. Increase in diabetes mellitus prevalence may put more persons at risk for malaria infection.

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