Serpil Oğuz Mızrakçı

Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Private Lara Anadolu Hospital, Antalya, Türkiye

Keywords: Malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, splenic infarction.


Malaria is a parasitic infectious disease caused by Plasmodium species, which starts with acute paroxysmal fever attacks, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. Although malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) is mostly seen in our country, Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) malaria is rarely seen. P. falciparum malaria can cause fatal complications and requires immediate treatment. In this case report, a case of P. falciparum malaria presenting with splenic infarction detected in a tourist patient is presented.

Cite this article as: Oğuz Mızrakçı S. A case of Plasmodium falciparum malaria presenting with splenic infarction. D J Med Sci 2023;9(2):59-62. doi: 10.5606/fng. btd.2023.46.

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