Document Detail


A case series of splenic infarction during acute malaria in northwest Rajasthan, India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19709707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Malaria is a rare cause of splenic infarction. Only a few cases have been reported worldwide, mostly associated with Plasmodium falciparum infection. Here we report a series of four acute malaria patients with splenic infarction, two with P. vivax infection, one with P. falciparum and one with a mixed infection (P. vivax and P. falciparum). This small case series suggests that if a patient with malaria is complaining of left upper quadrant abdominal pain, pleuritic left lower chest pain and/or enlarging tender splenomegaly during treatment, splenic infarct should be suspected and managed accordingly to avoid further life-threatening complications.
Authors:
B K Gupta; Kapil Sharma; K C Nayak; T D Agrawal; Anand Binani; V P Purohit; D K Kochar
Related Documents :
10894907 - Combining necrosis and platelet markers for perfecting myocardial infarction rule out: ...
17355687 - Nail embolization to the femoral artery.
12216437 - Hydatid of morgagni with torsion diagnosed during cesarean delivery. a case report.
19328367 - Splenic infarction: 10 years of experience.
18793217 - Past, present, and future of long-term mechanical cardiac support in adults.
20811537 - Anatomic guidance for ablation: atrial flutter, fibrillation, and outflow tract ventric...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-08-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene     Volume:  104     ISSN:  1878-3503     ISO Abbreviation:  Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-01     Completed Date:  2010-04-15     Revised Date:  2010-08-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506129     Medline TA:  Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. bkgbkn@rediffmail.com
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Early Diagnosis
Female
Humans
India
Malaria, Falciparum / complications*
Malaria, Vivax / complications*
Male
Middle Aged
Plasmodium falciparum / isolation & purification
Plasmodium vivax / isolation & purification
Splenic Infarction / diagnosis,  etiology*
Young Adult
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Sep;104(9):628   [PMID:  20673939 ]

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Estimating the healthcare burden of osteomyelitis in Uganda.
Next Document:  Characteristics of orbital multiple myeloma: a case report and literature review.