Neurological involvement associated with Plasmodium vivax malaria from Pakistan

Yousaf Abdullah Khan, Usman Hameed Mian, Najia Karim Ghanchi, Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, Mohammad Asim Beg

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Plasmodium vivax is the most common specie causing malaria outside Africa with approximately 13.8 million reported cases worldwide. We report case of P. vivax infection with cerebral involvement. A nine year old boy presented with high grade fever accompanied by projectile vomiting and abnormal behavior later he developed seizures, shock, and unconsciousness. P. vivax monoinfection was diagnosed based on peripheral smears and PCR. After antimalarial therapy, patient made full recovery. Current case highlights increasing trend of cerebral complications caused by P. vivax.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
JournalTropical Doctor
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Cerebral malaria
  • Plasmodium vivax
  • gametocytes
  • seizures


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