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Splenic complications in malaria: a case series.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19058568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Splenic complications in malaria may be either simple asymptomatic enlargement or serious conditions, such as splenic infarction, rupture, hematoma or abscess, which can be fatal. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature since 1960. The true incidence of splenic complications is not known because of underdiagnosis and underreporting. We report here four cases which were successfully treated conservatively.
Authors:
B Gireesh Kumar; Meenakshi A Shetty; Chakrapani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-08     Completed Date:  2009-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  791-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of General Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India. drgirishvarma@yahoo.co.in
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Animals
Antimalarials / therapeutic use
Female
Hepatomegaly / etiology
Humans
India
Malaria / complications*,  drug therapy
Male
Splenic Diseases / etiology*
Splenic Infarction / etiology
Splenic Rupture / etiology
Splenomegaly / etiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimalarials

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