Malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax complicated by acalculous cholecystitis.

  title={Malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax complicated by acalculous cholecystitis.},
  author={Justin M Curley and Rupal M. Mody and Robert A. Gasser},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={85 1},
We report the first adult cases of acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) exclusively caused by infections with Plasmodium vivax. We reviewed the previous cases of AAC occurring during malaria, compared and contrasted the variables of previously reported cases with the cases reported here, examined the pathogenic link between malaria and AAC, and considered the diagnostic pitfalls and treatment implications as they applied to clinical outcomes in patients with this serious and potentially… CONTINUE READING