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Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2003 Sep-Oct;97(5):551-3.

Case reports: pernicious complications of benign tertian malaria.

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Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Infectious Diseases, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK. stevelawn@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

We describe 2 patients with complications of Plasmodium vivax malaria. Both patients developed marked intravascular haemolysis and haemoglobinuria despite normal levels of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity in blood. One required mechanical ventilation because of life-threatening hypoxia due to acute respiratory distress syndrome.

PMID:
15307424
DOI:
10.1016/s0035-9203(03)80024-x
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