Childhood Plasmodium vivax malaria with severe thrombocytopenia and bleeding manifestations.

@article{Thapa2009ChildhoodPV,
  title={Childhood Plasmodium vivax malaria with severe thrombocytopenia and bleeding manifestations.},
  author={Rajoo Thapa and Biswajit Biswas and Debkrishna Mallick and Swarup Sardar and Sujoy Kumar Modak},
  journal={Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={
          758-9
        }
}
Thrombocytopenia of varying magnitude, usually without hemorrhagic manifestations, is commonly observed in Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria. However, severe thrombocytopenia associated with bleeding manifestations in malarial infection is distinctly unusual. The pathogenesis of this condition remains speculative till date, although several hypotheses have been put forward. We report a case of 4-year-old boy with P. vivax malaria, who developed severe thrombocytopenia during… 
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