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VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 4 ( October, 2006 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Multidrug resistant malaria in splenectomized patient

Vivek, L. F. Tauro, M. Roshan, N. Hegde, K. S. Bhat

Keywords : Malaria, multidrug resistant malaria, splenectomy

Citation Information : V, Tauro LF, Roshan M, Hegde N, Bhat KS. Multidrug resistant malaria in splenectomized patient. Indian J Crit Care Med 2006; 10 (4):260-263.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.29847

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2006

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2006; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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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