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Mixed Infection of Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium falciparum: A Case Report

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Mohammad Yasin 1 , * , Davood Yadegarynia 1 , Amirhossein Moghhtader Mojdehi 1 , Mahmood Nabavi 2

1 Department of Infectious Diseases, Labbafi Nezhad Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

2 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

How to Cite: Yasin M, Yadegarynia D, Moghhtader Mojdehi A, Nabavi M. Mixed Infection of Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium falciparum: A Case Report, Arch Clin Infect Dis. Online ahead of Print ; 9(1):19297. doi: 10.5812/archcid.19297 .

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Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: 9 (1); 19297
Published Online: January 24, 2014
Article Type: Case Report
Received: June 4, 2013
Accepted: June 30, 2013
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Abstract

Introduction: Malaria is the most important parasitic infection, which is now spread all over the globe. Malaria infections with more than two species, especially Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax, are common, but infections with P. malariae and P. falciparum are rare.

Case Presentation: A 33-year-old man presented with fever and chills for three days, pancytopenia, and abnormal liver function tests, Peripheral blood smear revealed P. falciparum and P. malariae. After artemisinin-based combination therapy, all of his symptoms subsided.

Discussion: Mixed malaria infection is not uncommon, and it needs to be diagnosed and treated effectively in order to control the disease. Travel consultations should be given for all travelers before their trip to endemic countries.

Keywords

Malaria Falciparum malaria Malariae malaria Plasmodium malariae Plasmodium falciparum

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