Transfusion malaria: treatment with exchange transfusion after delayed diagnosis.

  title={Transfusion malaria: treatment with exchange transfusion after delayed diagnosis.},
  author={Robert Yarrish and Jadwiga Janas and Jerome S. Nosanchuk and Roy T. Steigbigel and Jacob Nusbacher},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={142 1},
A 65-year-old woman was rehospitalized for increasing mental confusion 16 days after open heart surgery for mitral stenosis. A diagnosis of transfusion-acquired falciparum malaria was made from a routine peripheral blood smear 24 hours after admission. Because progressive encephalopathy developed while she was receiving antimalarial drugs, a therapeutic exchange transfusion was performed. Clinical improvement occurred promptly during the exchange, and the patient went on to complete recovery… CONTINUE READING


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