Spontaneous subdural haemorrhage

A rare association with plasmodium vivax malaria

Mallela Ajay Raj, Shetty Hariprasad, Koya Rohini, Vasudev Acharya, Shastry Barkur Anantha Krishna

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Malaria is an endemic disease in tropical countries and disease of universal importance. Central Nervous System (CNS) complications of malaria are severe and associated with significant mortality. Thrombocytopaenia in malaria causing haemorrhagic CNS complications is rare. We report a case of 35-year-old male patient presented with headache, vomiting and was diagnosed to have subdural haemorrhage (SDH). On examination patient was found to be febrile with peripheral smear showing evidence of Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax) infection with severe thrombocytopaenia. In endemic regions with malaria, SDH being rare presentation of malaria should be considered as a differential diagnosis in febrile patients with neurological manifestations. Rarity of spontaneous SDH in malaria and raising awareness amongst treating physicians about the same is the driving factor for reporting this case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)OD05-OD06
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Vivax Malaria
Subdural Hematoma
Neurology
Malaria
Fever
Central Nervous System
Plasmodium vivax
Endemic Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Vomiting
Headache
Differential Diagnosis
Physicians
Mortality

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry

Cite this

Raj, Mallela Ajay ; Hariprasad, Shetty ; Rohini, Koya ; Acharya, Vasudev ; Krishna, Shastry Barkur Anantha. / Spontaneous subdural haemorrhage : A rare association with plasmodium vivax malaria. In: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2016 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. OD05-OD06.
@article{0aac0e2cab6748cab8d120930d437a7f,
title = "Spontaneous subdural haemorrhage: A rare association with plasmodium vivax malaria",
abstract = "Malaria is an endemic disease in tropical countries and disease of universal importance. Central Nervous System (CNS) complications of malaria are severe and associated with significant mortality. Thrombocytopaenia in malaria causing haemorrhagic CNS complications is rare. We report a case of 35-year-old male patient presented with headache, vomiting and was diagnosed to have subdural haemorrhage (SDH). On examination patient was found to be febrile with peripheral smear showing evidence of Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax) infection with severe thrombocytopaenia. In endemic regions with malaria, SDH being rare presentation of malaria should be considered as a differential diagnosis in febrile patients with neurological manifestations. Rarity of spontaneous SDH in malaria and raising awareness amongst treating physicians about the same is the driving factor for reporting this case.",
author = "Raj, {Mallela Ajay} and Shetty Hariprasad and Koya Rohini and Vasudev Acharya and Krishna, {Shastry Barkur Anantha}",
year = "2016",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.7860/JCDR/2016/15418.7098",
language = "English",
volume = "10",
pages = "OD05--OD06",
journal = "Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research",
issn = "2249-782X",
publisher = "Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research",
number = "1",

}

Spontaneous subdural haemorrhage : A rare association with plasmodium vivax malaria. / Raj, Mallela Ajay; Hariprasad, Shetty; Rohini, Koya; Acharya, Vasudev; Krishna, Shastry Barkur Anantha.

In: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. OD05-OD06.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Spontaneous subdural haemorrhage

T2 - A rare association with plasmodium vivax malaria

AU - Raj, Mallela Ajay

AU - Hariprasad, Shetty

AU - Rohini, Koya

AU - Acharya, Vasudev

AU - Krishna, Shastry Barkur Anantha

PY - 2016/1/1

Y1 - 2016/1/1

N2 - Malaria is an endemic disease in tropical countries and disease of universal importance. Central Nervous System (CNS) complications of malaria are severe and associated with significant mortality. Thrombocytopaenia in malaria causing haemorrhagic CNS complications is rare. We report a case of 35-year-old male patient presented with headache, vomiting and was diagnosed to have subdural haemorrhage (SDH). On examination patient was found to be febrile with peripheral smear showing evidence of Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax) infection with severe thrombocytopaenia. In endemic regions with malaria, SDH being rare presentation of malaria should be considered as a differential diagnosis in febrile patients with neurological manifestations. Rarity of spontaneous SDH in malaria and raising awareness amongst treating physicians about the same is the driving factor for reporting this case.

AB - Malaria is an endemic disease in tropical countries and disease of universal importance. Central Nervous System (CNS) complications of malaria are severe and associated with significant mortality. Thrombocytopaenia in malaria causing haemorrhagic CNS complications is rare. We report a case of 35-year-old male patient presented with headache, vomiting and was diagnosed to have subdural haemorrhage (SDH). On examination patient was found to be febrile with peripheral smear showing evidence of Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax) infection with severe thrombocytopaenia. In endemic regions with malaria, SDH being rare presentation of malaria should be considered as a differential diagnosis in febrile patients with neurological manifestations. Rarity of spontaneous SDH in malaria and raising awareness amongst treating physicians about the same is the driving factor for reporting this case.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84953251116&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84953251116&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.7860/JCDR/2016/15418.7098

DO - 10.7860/JCDR/2016/15418.7098

M3 - Article

VL - 10

SP - OD05-OD06

JO - Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research

JF - Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research

SN - 2249-782X

IS - 1

ER -