TITLE

Plasmodium falciparum Cerebral Malaria Complicated by Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation and Symmetrical Peripheral Gangrene: Case Report and Review

AUTHOR(S)
Liechti, M. E.; Zumsteg, V.; Hatz, C. F. R.; Herren, T.
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases;Sep2003, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p551
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The case of a 56-year-old female tourist who survived cerebral Plasmodium falciparum malaria with disseminated intravascular coagulation and symmetrical peripheral gangrene, ultimately requiring amputation of her left-sided fingertips and toes, is reported. While symmetrical peripheral gangrene has been described rarely in Asian, African, and American patients with Plasmodium falciparum malaria and disseminated intravascular coagulation, no such case has been reported in travelers returning from endemic areas.
ACCESSION #
16860244

 

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