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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-41

Complicated Plasmodium vivax infection with malarial hepatopathy and splenic abscess

Department of Medicine, LHMC and SSK Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Priya Bansal
R - 4/44 Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad - 201 002, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/bjhs.bjhs_16_19

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Malaria is a serious health burden in the tropical countries. Jaundice is a known manifestation of complicated falciparum malaria but is unusual with Plasmodium vivax infection. Only a few cases of vivax malarial hepatopathy have been reported till date. Here, we present a rare case of vivax malaria hepatopathy with secondary splenic abscess. No such case of dual complications of vivax malaria in the same patient has been reported till date to the best of our knowledge.

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