Respiratory symptoms and signs are reported in 4% to 18% of the cases with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria and are also a major feature in severe malaria. Plasmodium vivax malaria seldom results in pulmonary damage, and pulmonary complications are exceedingly rare. We report a case of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) complicating infection with P vivax malaria from Venezuela.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome in Plasmodium vivax malaria in traveler returning from Venezuela.

SALERI, Nuccia;MATTEELLI, Alberto;PERANDIN, Francesca;CASTELLI, Francesco
2006

Abstract

Respiratory symptoms and signs are reported in 4% to 18% of the cases with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria and are also a major feature in severe malaria. Plasmodium vivax malaria seldom results in pulmonary damage, and pulmonary complications are exceedingly rare. We report a case of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) complicating infection with P vivax malaria from Venezuela.
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