Splenic infarction in case of malaria
C/o headache for 1 day followed by 5 days of fever. C/o abdominal pain - last two days.
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SPLEEN is mildly enlarged. No calcification is noted.
Multiple, geographic, hypoechoic, peripepherally based lesions are noted in spleen with loss of vascularity
Largest lesion measures upto 35 mm.
Rest of the abdominal ultrasound was normal.
Findings suggest multiple splenic infarcts.
Lab : Plasmodium vivax - positive.
Splenic infarcts and splenic rupture are complications of malaria.
- Splenic infarction during Plasmodium ovale acute malaria: first case reported. Gaël Cinquetti1* and others. Malaria Journal 2010, 9:288 www.malariajournal.com/content/9/1/288
- A case of vivax malaria with splenic infarction. Molly Mary Thabah & others. J Vector Borne Dis 50, March 2013, pp. 74–76