Plasmodium ovale : a case of not-so-benign tertian malaria

Show simple item record Strydom, Kathy-Anne Ismail, Farzanah Frean, John 2014-05-22T09:26:58Z 2014-05-22T09:26:58Z 2014-03-10
dc.description.abstract Severe malaria is most commonly associated with Plasmodium falciparum. Plasmodium vivax is increasingly recognized as being capable of causing severe disease. In contrast, Plasmodium ovale is considered as a cause of benign disease and evidence supporting the occurrence of severe or complicated ovale infection is rare. This report describes a case of severe P. ovale infection in a patient presenting with jaundice, respiratory distress, severe thrombocytopenia, petechiae, and hypotension. He had no apparent underlying risk factors for severe disease. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Strydom et al.: Plasmodium ovale: a case of not-so-benign tertian malaria. Malaria Journal 2014 13:85. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1475-2875
dc.identifier.other 10.1186/1475-2875-13-85
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_US
dc.rights © 2014 Strydom et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License en_US
dc.subject Plasmodium ovale en_US
dc.subject Severe en_US
dc.subject Malaria en_US
dc.subject Infection en_US
dc.title Plasmodium ovale : a case of not-so-benign tertian malaria en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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