CASE REPORT
UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF CONGENITAL PLASMODIUM VIVAX MALARIA IN A NEONATE FROM TURKEY
 
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Dicle University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Diyarbakır, Turkey
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Fuat Gürkan   

Dicle University, Medical School, Dept. of Pediatrics Diyarbakır, Turkey
Online publish date: 2004-07-15
Publish date: 2004-07-15
 
Eur J Gen Med 2004;1(3):49–50
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A 28-day-old full-term male neonate was admitted with symptoms and findings of jaundice, hepatosplenomegaly, thrombocytopenia and a cavernous hemangioma on the forearm. Patient’s mother gave a history of antimalarial drug usage before pregnancy. He did not have characteristic symptoms like fever and chills at presentation, and had an associated hemangioma which could partly explain the jaundice and thrombocytopenia. The diagnosis of congenital malaria was established only when Plasmodium vivax was detected after the third blood smear.
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