Immune hemolytic anemia in a patient with plasmodium vivax malaria

Nayak, Deepak M and Belurkar, Sushma V and Joseph, Anna Amprayil (2014) Immune hemolytic anemia in a patient with plasmodium vivax malaria. British Biomedical Bulletin, 2 (2). pp. 418-421. ISSN 2347-5447

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The combination of anemia in malarial infestations has been well documented in literature. But an immune hemolytic anemia developing within days of treatment for Plasmodium vivax malaria has seldom been reported. We present a case of a patient with vivax malaria who developed severe anemia and jaundice on day seven of initiating treatment with artesunate; necessitating expedient measures. This case highlights the importance, yet under-reported association of Plasmodium vivax malaria and immune-mediated hemolysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plasmodium vivax; hemolytic anemia; jaundice.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 04:26
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2014 04:26

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