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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 260--263

Multidrug resistant malaria in splenectomized patient

Department of General Medicine and Surgery, Fr. Muller Medical College Hospital, Kankanady, Mangalore - 575 002 (DK), Karnataka, India

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L F Tauro
Department of General Surgery, Fr. Muller Medical College Hospital, Kankanady, Mangalore - 575 002, (DK), Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.29847

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Malaria is a dangerous infection in splenectomized individuals. In endemic areas, managing malaria in such individuals is a clinical challenge. In the tropics, death from malaria after splenectomy has been reported, but no formal study has been undertaken. Here we discuss a case of multidrug resistant malaria in a splenectomized patient, managed by antimalarial drugs and exchange transfusion with a successful outcome.


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