Acute renal failure disseminated intravascular coagulation, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), hypoglycemia, coma or epileptic seizures are manifestations of severe Plasmodium (P.) falciparum malaria. P. vivax malaria is rarely associated with severe complications. We report a case of 30-year-old male refugee coming from Pakistan, has been found in hospital garden as unconscious. After therapy of pneumonia requiring intensive care unit and intensive supportive care, the patient left invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV). Because of continued fever and chills attacks focused on malaria diagnosis, Plasmodium vivax malaria detected on thick peripheral blood smear. After intensive supportive care and specific anti-plasmodial therapy, the patient recovered and was discharged from hospital. The use of IMV vivax-malaria related ARDS was associated with a good outcome.
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Article Type: Case Report
J Clin Exp Invest, 2013, Volume 4, Issue 2, 226-228
Publication date: 13 Jun 2013
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