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intracytoplasmic hemozoin

Open Access | Intracytoplasmic Hemozoin (Malarial Pigment) in a Case of Severe, Aparasitemic Plasmodium falciparum Malaria

April 4, 2011 - 13:41 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Romualdo Grande AND Carla Boschetti
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg, Apr 2011; 84: 509.

A 17-year-old girl from Togo with a β-thalassemia maior was seen at an emergency department with high fever, coma, and severe anemia (Hb < 3 g/dL). No malaria parasites were found on thin film and thick smears in the first few days of the infection.

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