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Parasit Vectors. 2012 Jul 30;5:154. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-5-154.

Severe Plasmodium vivax malaria among sudanese children at New Halfa Hospital, Eastern Sudan.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

There are few published reports on severe Plasmodium vivax malaria in Africa.

METHODS:

Clinical pattern/manifestations of severe P. vivax were described in children admitted at New Halfa Hospital in Sudan between September 2009-December 2011.

RESULTS:

Eighteen children were admitted at the hospital during the study period with different manifestations of severe P. vivax malaria namely: severe anaemia (6, 33.3%), jaundice (5, 27.8%), thrombocytopenia (4, 22.2%), hypotension (3, 16.7%), cerebral malaria (2, 11.1%), epistaxis (2, 11.1%), renal impairment (1, 5.5%), hypogylcaemia and more than one manifestation (5, 27.8%).

CONCLUSION:

Severe P. vivax malaria is an existing entity in eastern Sudan. Further studies are required to understand emergence of severe P. vivax malaria.

PMID:
22846165
PMCID:
PMC3464670
DOI:
10.1186/1756-3305-5-154
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