Splenic complications in malaria

A case series

B. Gireesh Kumar, Meenakshi A. Shetty, Chakrapani

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Abstract

Splenic complications in malaria may be either simple asymptomatic enlargement or serious conditions, such as splenic infarction, rupture, hematoma or abscess, which can be fatal. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature since 1960. The true incidence of splenic complications is not known because of underdiagnosis and underreporting. We report here four cases which were successfully treated conservatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-794
Number of pages4
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Volume39
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 09-2008

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Splenic Infarction
Splenic Rupture
Hematoma
Abscess
Malaria
Incidence

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Vol. 39, No. 5, 09.2008, p. 791-794.

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