Spontaneous Rupture of Malarial Spleen: Report of Two Cases


Malaria is endemic in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world, including Saudi Arabia. The infection has serious consequences in those residing in non endemic regions on travelling to endemic areas, due to lack of immunity to the parasite. In this report, we describe the clinical course of two patients who travelled to a malaria endemic area. Both contracted the infection and presented with splenic rupture. They received splenectomy in addition to the appropriate antimalarial medications, with successful outcome.

DOI: 10.4084/MJHID.2010.036

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@inproceedings{Rabie2010SpontaneousRO, title={Spontaneous Rupture of Malarial Spleen: Report of Two Cases}, author={Mohammad Ezzedien Rabie and Ahmad Al Hashemey and Ismail El Hakeem and Mohammad Ali Al Hakamy and Mahmoud Obaid and Mohammad Al Skaini and G Shabbir and Saeed Al Sareii and Mir Najeeb Hussain}, booktitle={Mediterranean journal of hematology and infectious diseases}, year={2010} }