Bellanger A.-P.,njoz University Hospital |
Bruneel F.,Versailles Hospital Center |
Barbot O.,njoz University Hospital |
Mira J.-P.,University of Paris Descartes |
And 4 more authors.
Journal of Travel Medicine | Year: 2010
We present a case of severe malaria due to Plasmodium malariae. Genetic testing showed that the patient was homozygous for five important gene polymorphisms previously shown to be associated with increased susceptibility to, and/or severity of, severe sepsis. Our case suggests that P. malariae may cause life-threatening disease, and that disease severity may be linked, at least in part, to multiple susceptibility genes. © 2010 International Society of Travel Medicine.