A Rare Presentation of a Common Disease: A Diagnostic Dilemma

  • Somnath Maitra Associate Professor, Department of General Medicine, JIMSH, Budge Budge, Kolkata, West Bengal, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7906-3570
  • Sk Adnan Yusuf Senior Resident, Department of General Medicine, JIMSH, Budge Budge, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Koushik Ray Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, JIMSH, Budge Budge, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Rahul Singla Senior Resident, Department of Radiology, JIMSH, Budge Budge, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Jiban Krishna De Professor, Department of Radiology, JIMSH, Budge Budge, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Subhadeep Basu 2nd year DNB PGT ,Department of General Medicine, JIMSH, Budge Budge, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Keywords: Co infection , Plasmodium vivax , Plasmodium falciparum , splenic infarct

Abstract

Malaria affects millions of people across the globe .The classical clinical features may be absent, but the rapid diagnosis helps in early treatment and thus avoids complications .We present a case of co infection of Plasmodium  vivax and Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a female patient presenting with fever and pain abdomen and incidental detection of splenic infarct .The co infection  is uncommon and treatment should target both to avoid complications . Also,  the exact pathogenesis is un known and though splenic infarct is uncommon and missed due to lack of symptoms , it should be followed up.

 

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Somnath Maitra, Sk Adnan Yusuf, Koushik Ray, Rahul Singla, Jiban Krishna De, Subhadeep Basu. A Rare Presentation of a Common Disease: A Diagnostic Dilemma. Int J Med Res Rev [Internet]. 2022Jan.27 [cited 2022Jun.28];9(6):399-02. Available from: https://ijmrr.medresearch.in/index.php/ijmrr/article/view/1358
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