Severe malaria after splenectomy has been reported with infections with Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium knowlesi, and Plasmodium malariae, but is less well-characterized with Plasmodium vivax. We describe a case of severe P. vivax malaria with hypotension, prostration, and acute kidney injury occurring 2 months after splenectomy in Papua, Indonesia. The patient was treated successfully with intravenous artesunate.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Aug 2023|