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Multidrug resistant malaria in splenectomized patient

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Author(s): Tauro L | Roshan M | Hegde N | Bhat K | Vivek

Journal: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN 0972-5229

Volume: 10;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 260;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Malaria | multidrug resistant malaria | splenectomy

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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