1887

oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Coma : the common causes in an African medical ward

Volume 19, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176

 

Abstract

By far the most common cause of coma in Africans admitted to Harare Hospital was the metabolic group of diseases (hepatic encephalopathy, diabetes mellitus and uraemia). In this group hepatic failure was far more common than diabetes or renal failure. Unusual conditions included carbon monoxide poisoning during the cold months of the year and spontaneous hypoglyoaemia. Cerebral malaria was encountered relatively uncommonly in this series. There was a fairly large number of cases in which the cause was not adequately determined and it was not possible to estimate the extent to which African poisons were responsible.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/CAJM/19/7/AJA00089176_3054
1973-07-01
2019-10-19

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error