Plasmapheresis in the treatment of tropical malaria.

@article{Lapiski1999PlasmapheresisIT,
  title={Plasmapheresis in the treatment of tropical malaria.},
  author={Tadeusz Wojciech Lapiński and Danuta Prokopowicz and Henryka Miego{\'c} and Alicja Kalinowska and Wacław Leszek Nahorski},
  journal={Roczniki Akademii Medycznej w Bialymstoku},
  year={1999},
  volume={44},
  pages={254-9}
}
A case of tropical malaria imported from Kenya was described. Plasmodium falciparum (an etiological agent of this disease) is often drug resistant, therefore pharmacological treatment of the patients was supplemented with plasmapheresis. Full recovery has been achieved. It is suggested that plasmapheresis may be recommended for a complex therapy of severe… CONTINUE READING