UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF CONGENITAL PLASMODIUM VIVAX MALARIA IN A NEONATE FROM TURKEY
Fuat Gürkan 1 * , Meki Bilici 1, Mehmet Davutoğlu 1, Heybet Tüzün 1, İclal A. Sucaklı 1
More Detail
1 Dicle University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Diyarbakır, Turkey
* Corresponding Author

Abstract

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.

License

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82207

Eur J Gen Med, 2004 - Volume 1 Issue 3, pp. 49-50

Publication date: 15 Jul 2004

Article Views: 114

Article Downloads: 44

Open Access References How to cite this article