TABLE 1

Eligibility criteria for recruitment into study groups

Group no.Group name (abbreviation)Result for criteriona:
MPSBCSHb (g/dl)HIV
1Cerebral malaria (CM)Positive≤2>5−ve
2Severe malarial anemia (SMA)Positive5≤5−ve
3Uncomplicated malaria (UCM)Positive5>5−ve
4Healthy controlsNegative5>5−ve
  • a Abbreviations: MPS, malaria parasite slide; BCS, Blantyre coma score at presentation and 4 h later; Hb, hemoglobin; HIV, HIV status; −ve, uninfected.