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A case series of splenic infarction during acute malaria in northwest Rajasthan, India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19709707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
B K Gupta; Kapil Sharma; K C Nayak; T D Agrawal; Anand Binani; V P Purohit; D K Kochar
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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    
Department of Medicine, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.
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MeSH Terms
Early Diagnosis
Malaria, Falciparum / complications*
Malaria, Vivax / complications*
Middle Aged
Plasmodium falciparum / isolation & purification
Plasmodium vivax / isolation & purification
Splenic Infarction / diagnosis,  etiology*
Young Adult
Comment In:
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Sep;104(9):628   [PMID:  20673939 ]

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