Severe Plasmodium vivax Malaria, Brazilian Amazon
Published Date:Oct 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(10):1611-1614.
Aged, 80 And Over
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Severity Of Illness Index
Description:We describe a case series of 17 patients hospitalized in Manaus (western Brazilian Amazon) with PCR-confirmed Plasmodium vivax infection who were treated with chloroquine and primaquine. The major complications were jaundice and severe anemia. No in vivo chloroquine resistance was detected. These data help characterize the clinical profile of severe P. vivax malaria in Latin America.
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