We report an unusual case of transfusion-transmitted malaria which remained undiagnosed for several months in an Italian woman splenectomised and polytransfused for thalassaemia major. The infecting species was Plasmodium malariae, and the patient developed acute renal failure, severe thrombocytopenia, and hepatic failure. Treatment with chlorochine was followed by a slow, but complete recovery of renal function. © 2008 Van Zuiden Communications B.V. All rights reserved.

Acute renal failure in Plasmodium malariae infection

NERI, Sergio;PATAMIA, Ildebrando Maria Concett;CASTELLINO, Pietro
2008

Abstract

We report an unusual case of transfusion-transmitted malaria which remained undiagnosed for several months in an Italian woman splenectomised and polytransfused for thalassaemia major. The infecting species was Plasmodium malariae, and the patient developed acute renal failure, severe thrombocytopenia, and hepatic failure. Treatment with chlorochine was followed by a slow, but complete recovery of renal function. © 2008 Van Zuiden Communications B.V. All rights reserved.
acute renal failure; chlorochine; malaria
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