[Acute respiratory distress syndrome complicating imported Plasmodium falciparum malaria].


A 25-year-old male, who had returned from the Republic of Mali in Africa, was admitted to our hospital because of a 3-day history of high fever, on the first of October 1996. He was diagnosed as Plasmodium falciparum malaria by peripheral blood smear. From the admission day he was treated with quinine HCL, 1,500 mg per day, and sulfamethoxazole 2,400 mg… (More)