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We describe a 32-year-old Bangladeshi male presenting with severe malaria caused by a mono-infection with Plasmodium malariae. Rosetting of infected and uninfected erythrocytes, a putative virulence factor in falciparum malaria, was observed in the blood slide. Severe disease caused by P. malariae is extremely rare. The patient made a rapid recovery with intravenous quinine treatment.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.06.014

Type

Journal article

Journal

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg

Publication Date

01/2010

Volume

104

Pages

78 - 80

Keywords

Adult, Antimalarials, Bangladesh, Humans, Malaria, Male, Plasmodium malariae, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Quinine, Rosette Formation, Treatment Outcome