Exchange Transfusion for Severe Imported Falciparum Malaria with Hyperparasitaemia: Case Report

  title={Exchange Transfusion for Severe Imported Falciparum Malaria with Hyperparasitaemia: Case Report},
  author={G{\"u}liz Uyar G{\"u}leç and M{\"u}cahit Avcil and Ahmet Hakan Unlu and T{\"u}lin Karagenç and Serhan Sakarya},
Severe falciparum malaria is a potentially fatal infection despite optimal antimalarial treatment. Exchange transfusion is successfully used in severe falciparum malaria with hyperparasitaemia. In this paper, we describe a case of severe Plasmodium falciparum infection in a 23-yearold man. The patient was referred to our emergency department with high fever after returning from Equatorial Guinea. The thin and thick blood smears revealed the presence of P. falciparum ring forms with a parasite… CONTINUE READING
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