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Lakhotia M.,Dr. SNMC Jodhpur Rajasthan | Singh J.,Dr. SNMC Jodhpur Rajasthan | Pahadiya H.,Dr. SNMC Jodhpur Rajasthan | Kumar H.,Dr. SNMC Jodhpur Rajasthan | Choudhary P.K.,Dr. SNMC Jodhpur Rajasthan
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2015

Malaria is the most important parasitic diseases of humans and one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in tropical countries. Earlier Plasmodium vivax was considered as a benign infection, but now it is recognized as a cause of severe malarial disease. It causes severe malarial disease similar to those as Plasmodium falciparum including cerebral malaria, severe anaemia, severe thrombocytopenia, hepatic dysfunction, shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), acute renal failure, and pulmonary oedema. Malarial retinopathy includes retinal whitening, vessel changes, retinal hemorrhages and papilledema. However, retinal hemorrhages are very rare in Plasmodium vivax infestation. Hereby, we report a case of 30-year-old man, who presented with fever with chills and diminution of vision. He was found to have Plasmodium vivax infection with retinal hemorrhages. He was treated successfully with artisunate, primaquine and doxycycline, completely recovered after one month. © 2015, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All right reserved.

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