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Case report: Histopathology of Fatal Respiratory Distress Caused by Plasmodium vivax Malaria

November 10, 2009 - 21:20 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Neena Valecha, Rock G. W. Pinto, Gareth D. H. Turner, Ashwani Kumar, Savio Rodrigues, Nagesh G. Dubhashi, Edmond Rodrigues, Sidhartha S. Banaulikar, Ruchi Singh, Aditya P. Dash, AND J. Kevin Baird
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2009;81 758-762

An otherwise healthy 20-year-old woman in Goa, India, received antibiotics after a diagnosis of upper respiratory tract infection. In this patient, vivax malaria caused a rapidly fatal respiratory distress.

 

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