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Relapsing malaria infection acquired in Kenya.

Patterson JE, Bia FJ, Miller K, McPhedran P - Yale J Biol Med (1987 May-Jun)

Bottom Line: An American physician-traveler to East Africa presented with manifestations of cerebral malaria and was treated with intravenous quinidine for chloroquine-resistant falciparum malaria.He later relapsed with Plasmodium ovale infection, despite previous primaquine therapy.The difficulty in diagnosing P. ovale infections and the predominance of this malaria species over P. vivax in East Africa are reviewed.

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An American physician-traveler to East Africa presented with manifestations of cerebral malaria and was treated with intravenous quinidine for chloroquine-resistant falciparum malaria. He later relapsed with Plasmodium ovale infection, despite previous primaquine therapy. Treatment of chloroquine-resistant malaria is discussed. The difficulty in diagnosing P. ovale infections and the predominance of this malaria species over P. vivax in East Africa are reviewed.

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Relapsing malaria infection acquired in Kenya.

Patterson JE, Bia FJ, Miller K, McPhedran P - Yale J Biol Med (1987 May-Jun)

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Bottom Line: An American physician-traveler to East Africa presented with manifestations of cerebral malaria and was treated with intravenous quinidine for chloroquine-resistant falciparum malaria.He later relapsed with Plasmodium ovale infection, despite previous primaquine therapy.The difficulty in diagnosing P. ovale infections and the predominance of this malaria species over P. vivax in East Africa are reviewed.

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ABSTRACT
An American physician-traveler to East Africa presented with manifestations of cerebral malaria and was treated with intravenous quinidine for chloroquine-resistant falciparum malaria. He later relapsed with Plasmodium ovale infection, despite previous primaquine therapy. Treatment of chloroquine-resistant malaria is discussed. The difficulty in diagnosing P. ovale infections and the predominance of this malaria species over P. vivax in East Africa are reviewed.

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Related in: MedlinePlus