Hyperparasitaemic human Plasmodium knowlesi infection with atypical morphology in peninsular Malaysia

@inproceedings{Lee2012HyperparasitaemicHP,
  title={Hyperparasitaemic human Plasmodium knowlesi infection with atypical morphology in peninsular Malaysia},
  author={Wenn-Chyau Lee and P W Chin and Yee Ling Lau and Lit-Chein Chin and Mun Yik Fong and Chee-Jiek Yap and Raymond Raj Supramaniam and Roslinah Mahmud},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
  year={2012}
}
Plasmodium knowlesi is a potentially life-threatening zoonotic malaria parasite due to its relatively short erythrocytic cycle. Microscopic identification of P. knowlesi is difficult, with “compacted parasite cytoplasm” being one of the important identifying keys. This report is about a case of hyperparasitaemic human P. knowlesi infection (27% parasitaemia) with atypical amoeboid morphology. A peninsular Malaysian was admitted to the hospital with malaria. He suffered anaemia and acute kidney… CONTINUE READING
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