Delay in diagnosis: malaria in a returning traveller

Boggild, Andrea K.; Page, Andrea V.; Keystone, Jay S.; Morris, Andrew M.; Liles, W. Conrad
May 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/26/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 11, p1129
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study on the delayed diagnosis of malaria in a returning traveler in Canada. The study highlights the health status of the 68-year-old Canadian woman, who returned after a 10-month stay in Congo to visit friends and relatives. It also explores several hospitalization after the traveler's return, highlighting the delayed diagnosis of malaria. In addition, the treatment process, hospitalization and discharge during the detection of malaria in the traveler are discussed.


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