Severe Plasmodium vivax malaria in Pakistan

Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, Sobia Nizami, Afsheen Raza, Vikram Mehraj, Anita Fazal Rasheed, Najia Karim Ghanchi, Zahra Nur Khaled, M. Asim Beg

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To compare the severity of Plasmodium vivax malaria with that of P. falciparum malaria, we conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study of 356 adults hospitalized with malaria (2009-2011) in Pakistan. P. vivax and P. falciparum accounted for 83% and 13% of cases, respectively; 79.9% of patients with severe malaria were infected with P. vivax.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1851-1854
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


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