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A case of fatal Plasmodium falciparum malaria complicated by acute dengue fever in East Timor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16837729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case is reported of a seven-year-old girl who had concurrent infections with Plasmodium falciparum malaria and dengue in a remote area of East Timor. The diagnosis of malaria was delayed because of two false-negative results with malaria rapid diagnosis test cards. Diagnosis was eventually made on microscopic examination of the patient's blood. Despite treatment, the patient subsequently died. This case serves as a reminder of the fallibility of rapid diagnostic tests, and the importance of examining the patient's blood microscopically if malaria is suspected.
David Ian Ward
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-13     Completed Date:  2006-08-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Nambour General Hospital, Nambour, Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Antimalarials / administration & dosage
Dengue / complications*,  diagnosis
Diagnostic Tests, Routine / methods,  standards
East Timor
False Negative Reactions
Fatal Outcome
Immunoglobulin M / blood
Malaria, Falciparum / complications*,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Quinine / administration & dosage
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimalarials; 0/Immunoglobulin M; 130-95-0/Quinine

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