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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 130-132

Symmetrical peripheral gangrene: A rare complication of plasmodium falciparum malaria


Department of Medicine, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Atul Rana
Department of Medicine, RNT Medical College, Udaipur 313 001, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5070.145592

PMID: 26629458

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Malaria, the most important of the parasitic diseases of humans, is transmitted in 108 countries containing 3 billion people and causes nearly 1 million deaths each year. With the re-emergence of malaria various life-threatening complications of malaria have been observed. Unarousable coma/cerebral malaria, severe normochromic, normocytic anemia, renal failure, pulmonary edema/adult respiratory distress syndrome, hypoglycemia, hypotension/shock, bleeding/disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), hemoglobinuria and jaundice are few of the common complications of severe malaria. Symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG) has been reported as a rare complication of malaria. We report a rare and unique case of Plasmodium falciparum malaria complicated by DIC, severe normocytic normochromic anemia, and SPG.


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