alexa Plasmodium vivax Malaria
Microbiology

Microbiology

Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology

Author(s): Dhanpat K Kochar, Vishal Saxena, Narvachan Singh, Sanjay K Kochar, S Vijay Kumar

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We report 11 cases of severe Plasmodium vivax malaria in Bikaner (western India). Patients exhibited cerebral malaria, renal failure, circulatory collapse, severe anemia, hemoglobinurea, abnormal bleeding, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and jaundice. Peripheral blood microscopy, parasite antigen–based assays, and parasite 18s rRNA gene–based polymerase chain reaction showed the presence of P. vivax and absence of P. falciparum.

This article was published in Emerging Infectious Diseases and referenced in Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology

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