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American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2015, 3(2), 74-76
DOI: 10.12691/ajidm-3-2-3
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Plasmodium Vivax Malaria with Severe Thrombocytopenia and Varied Skin Manifestations: A Case Report

Tony Ete1, , Akash Roy1, Prasanta Kumar Bhattacharya1, Preeti Jane Picardo1, Md Jamil1, Ibandalin M Shangpliang1 and Hage Nobin1

1Department of General Medicine, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya

Pub. Date: March 13, 2015

Cite this paper:
Tony Ete, Akash Roy, Prasanta Kumar Bhattacharya, Preeti Jane Picardo, Md Jamil, Ibandalin M Shangpliang and Hage Nobin. Plasmodium Vivax Malaria with Severe Thrombocytopenia and Varied Skin Manifestations: A Case Report. American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2015; 3(2):74-76. doi: 10.12691/ajidm-3-2-3


Plasmodium vivax malaria is an endemic infection in India and is commonly associated with mild haematological abnormalities. Severe thrombocytopenia as well as purpuric skin manifestation are common in isolated falciparum and mixed falciparum/vivax malaria, but is very rare in isolated P.vivax infection. We hereby report a case of severe thrombocytopenia in a case of vivax malaria along with skin lesions presenting as purpura, ecchymosis and urticaria. Vivax malaria can no longer be considered as benign and atypical presentations with severe complications should be borne in the minds of physicians especially in a malaria endemic country like India.

Malaria Plasmodium vivax severe thrombocytopenia purpura ecchymosis

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