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Title: Chronic falciparum malaria causing massive splenomegaly 9 years after leaving an endemic area.
Authors: Howden, Benjamin P;Vaddadi, Gautam;Manitta, Joseph;Grayson, M Lindsay
Affiliation: Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC.
Issue Date: 21-Feb-2005
Citation: Medical Journal of Australia; 182(4): 186-8
Abstract: A 28-year-old woman from Sudan who had lived for 9 years in Victoria, Australia, was diagnosed with falciparum malaria 2 months after splenectomy for massive splenomegaly of unknown cause. Chronic falciparum malaria can occasionally present years after leaving endemic areas in partially immune patients. It should be considered in such patients with presentations possibly related to malaria, including splenomegaly, anaemia, or a long history of intermittent fevers and chills.
Internal ID Number: 15720176
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Chronic Disease
Emigration and Immigration
Endemic Diseases
Malaria, Falciparum.complications.diagnosis.epidemiology
Time Factors
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