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Plasmodium vivax cerebral malaria complicated with venous sinus thrombosis in Colombia.

Por: Dr.Pinzón Miguel Alejandro, Dr. Pineda JC, Dr. Rosso F, Dr Shinchi M, Dr Bonilla-Abadía F.

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 2013 May 13;6(5):413-5. doi: 10.1016/S1995-7645(13)60050-4. 

Complicated malaria is usually due to Plasmodium falciparum. Nevertheless, Plasmodium vivax is infrequently related with life-threatening complications. Few cases have been reported of severe Plasmodium vivax infection, and most of them from Southeast Asia and India. We report the first case of cerebral malaria due to Plasmodium vivax in Latin America, complicated with sagittal sinus thrombosis and confirmed by a molecular method. Ver texto completo

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