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Malarial pancreatitis: Case report and systematic review of the literature

Inderpaul Singh Sehgal, Sahajal Dhooria

Keywords : Abdominal pain, acute respiratory distress syndrome, malaria, multiorgan dysfunction, pancreatitis

Citation Information : Sehgal IS, Dhooria S. Malarial pancreatitis: Case report and systematic review of the literature. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (12):743-746.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.171414

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Malaria can cause a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations ranging from uncomplicated febrile illness to multiorgan failure. Pancreatitis is a rare complication of malaria with only a few reported cases. Herein, we describe a case of acute pancreatitis with multiorgan failure due to Plasmodium falciparum managed successfully with antimalarials and conservative treatment. We also perform a systematic review of literature for reports of acute pancreatitis due to Plasmodium infection.

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