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Apparent relapse of imported Plasmodium ovale malaria in a pregnant woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17984365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 27 week pregnant woman who had lived in Bangkok, Thailand, for 18 months presented to her obstetrician with a 1-week history of intermittent fever and malaise. Medical history was significant for multiple episodes of malaria during her 10 years of employment in sub-Saharan Africa before her relocation to Thailand. The initial malaria smear was negative. She returned a week later with no resolution of her symptoms, at which time she was found to have Plasmodium ovale by microscopy and polymerase chain reaction. She had an excellent response to chloroquine, which she continued weekly until 36 weeks of gestation. She delivered a healthy term infant and received radical cure with primaquine after cessation of breastfeeding. This case shows challenging issues in detection and management of imported P. ovale malaria.
Authors:
Rodney L Coldren; Krisada Jongsakul; Sankiat Vayakornvichit; Harald Noedl; Mark M Fukudas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  77     ISSN:  1476-1645     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-06     Completed Date:  2008-05-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  992-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand. Rodney.coldren@afrims.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Animals
Antimalarials / therapeutic use
Chloroquine / therapeutic use
Female
Humans
Malaria / blood,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  parasitology*
Plasmodium ovale / drug effects,  genetics,  isolation & purification*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic / blood,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  parasitology*
Primaquine / therapeutic use
Recurrence
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimalarials; 54-05-7/Chloroquine; 90-34-6/Primaquine

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