Plasmodium vivax malaria in children: uncommon manifestations.

Abstract

Plasmodium vivax infection causing severe malaria is increasingly being reported. Six children aged 1.5-11 years with severe vivax malaria who presented with cerebral malaria (three) and severe anaemia (two) are reported; two had altered renal function. Thrombocytopenia was detected in all cases. P. vivax infection should be considered in children presenting with severe malaria.

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