Cold Agglutinins associated with Plasmodium falciparum malaria: A case report malaria

Nayak, Deepak M and Belurkar, Sushma V and Manohar, Chethan and Shashikiran, U (2014) Cold Agglutinins associated with Plasmodium falciparum malaria: A case report malaria. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 4 (3). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2250-3153

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Abstract

The combination of anemia in malarial infestations ranges from nutritional deficiency to marrow suppression. An immune hemolytic anemia in Plasmodium falciparum malaria is also a part of this wide-ranging spectrum. But the co-existence of cold agglutinins in a Plasmodium falciparum malaria has only sporadically been reported in literature. We present a case of a patient with falciparum malaria who developed severe anemia and jaundice at the time of presentation. The Coombs’ test and cold agglutinin test were negative. This case underlines a rare association of cold agglutinins in Plasmodium falciparum malaria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plasmodium falciparum; cold agglutinins; hemolytic anemia; jaundice.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2014 09:37
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2014 09:37
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139188

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