Posthumous Diagnosis of Plasmodium Vivax Infection Causing Death: A Rare Entity

Nayak, Vinod C and Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Patil, Navin and Kumar, Pradeep G and Vijay, Vimal and Rao, Raghavendra and Rao, Karthik N and Priya, Padma (2016) Posthumous Diagnosis of Plasmodium Vivax Infection Causing Death: A Rare Entity. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7 (1). pp. 1178-1181. ISSN 0975-8585

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The malarial infection leading to morbidity and mortality is common throughout the world. Sudden deaths due to malarial infection are not uncommon. These unexpected sudden deaths pose a challenging task to the forensic pathologist. Such deaths are more commonly due to Plasmodium falciparum. However deaths due to Plasmodium vivax are also reported in the literature. The Plasmodium vivaxinfection can lead to cardiac functional abnormality in already compromised heart. We present a case of sudden death wherein post mortem analysis of blood revealed the Plasmodium vivax infection helping us to ascertain the cause of death.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaria; Plasmodium vivax; Postmortem analysis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 14:35
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 14:35

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