Plasmodium malariae in Bangladesh.
Rahman W., Chotivanich K., Silamut K., Tanomsing N., Hossain A., Faiz MA., Dondorp AM., Maude RJ.
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.