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Lancet Infect Dis. 2008 Jul;8(7):449-54. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(08)70153-1.

Acute lung injury and other serious complications of Plasmodium vivax malaria.

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Department of Infectious Diseases, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.

Abstract

Plasmodium vivax infection is classified among the so-called benign malarias, but it is increasingly recognised that serious and even life-threatening complications may occur. We present the case of a returning traveller with P vivax infection who developed acute lung injury 3 days into treatment, and discuss the serious complications of this infection. The case highlights the fact that P vivax infection is benign by name but not always by nature.

PMID:
18582837
DOI:
10.1016/S1473-3099(08)70153-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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