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Pathogenesis and management of a late manifestation of vivax malaria after deployment to Afghanistan: conclusions for NATO Armed Forces Medical Services.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16001597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Because of the worldwide engagement of the German armed forces, tropical diseases may come to the attention of their medical services. In particular, acquired malarial infections, which sometimes become symptomatic only months or even years after soldiers return from military operations, need to be addressed. Other forces, such as the British, U.S., Australian, and Italian armed forces, reported cases of vivax malaria up to approximately 20 months after soldiers returned from military operations. The importance of a sound history and rapid diagnosis, leading to appropriate treatment, is emphasized in this case report of a 27-year-old German soldier who reported for sick call in his unit complaining of a flu-like illness, which later proved to be vivax malaria. The special parasitological features of Plasmodium vivax infection are discussed.
Authors:
Gerhard H Boecken; Jan Bronnert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  170     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-08     Completed Date:  2006-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  488-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
German Navy Institute for Maritime Medicine, Division 13, Applied Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, D-24119 Kronshagen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Afghanistan
Anemia / etiology
Antimalarials / therapeutic use
Chloroquine / therapeutic use
Fever / etiology
Germany
Hospitals, Military
Humans
Malaria, Vivax / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Male
Military Personnel*
Treatment Outcome
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimalarials; 54-05-7/Chloroquine

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