Tropical Parasitology

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: 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 127--129

Plasmodium vivax induced hemolytic uremic syndrome: An uncommon manifestation that leads to a grave complication and treated successfully with renal transplantation


Rajesh Jhorawat, Pankaj Beniwal, Vinay Malhotra 
 Department of Nephrology, SMS Medical College and Hospital, SMS Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajesh Jhorawat
Quater No. 11, Type 4, Telecom Colony, Bajaj Nagar, Jaipur - 302 027, Rajasthan
India

We are reporting a case of hemolytic uremic syndrome, a rare manifestation of Plasmodium vivax malaria. A young driver was admitted with acute febrile illness, decreased urine output, anemia, thrombocytopenia, jaundice, and increased serum lactate dehydrogenase. He showed a partial response to antimalarial drugs. However, he was readmitted with worsening renal parameters. His kidney biopsy revealed chronic thrombotic microangiopathy. He remained dialysis dependent and later underwent renal transplantation successfully, with excellent graft function at 1-year.


How to cite this article:
Jhorawat R, Beniwal P, Malhotra V. Plasmodium vivax induced hemolytic uremic syndrome: An uncommon manifestation that leads to a grave complication and treated successfully with renal transplantation.Trop Parasitol 2015;5:127-129


How to cite this URL:
Jhorawat R, Beniwal P, Malhotra V. Plasmodium vivax induced hemolytic uremic syndrome: An uncommon manifestation that leads to a grave complication and treated successfully with renal transplantation. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Dec 16 ];5:127-129
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