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Atypical manifestations of malaria

Authors Zaki SA, Shanbag P

Published 20 January 2011 Volume 2011:2 Pages 9—22

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RRTM.S13431

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Syed Ahmed Zaki, Preeti Shanbag
Department of Pediatrics, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: Malaria remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The classic presentation of malaria with paroxysms of fever is seen only in 50%–70% of patients. Development of immunity, increasing resistance to antimalarial drugs, and indiscriminate use of antimalarial drugs have led to malaria presenting with unusual features. This review compiles a description of the various atypical manifestations of malaria.

Keywords: malaria, atypical manifestations

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