Case reports: pernicious complications of benign tertian malaria.


Lawn, SD; Krishna, S; Jarvis, JN; Joet, T; Macallan, DC; (2003) Case reports: pernicious complications of benign tertian malaria. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 97 (5). pp. 551-3. ISSN 0035-9203 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0035-9203(03)80024-X

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Abstract

We describe 2 patients with complications of Plasmodium vivax malaria. Both patients developed marked intravascular haemolysis and haemoglobinuria despite normal levels of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity in blood. One required mechanical ventilation because of life-threatening hypoxia due to acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 15307424
Web of Science ID: 223176500018
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/13034

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