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Fatal delayed diagnosis in a patient with falciparum malaria

  • Authors: PITINI, Vincenzo; STURNIOLO, Giuseppe; CASCIO, Antonio; ARRIGO, Carmela
  • Publication year: 2004
  • Type: Articolo in rivista
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This is a classical case of blackwater fever which is one of the most serious hematologic complications of falciparum malaria. The clinical manifestations of this acute intravascular hemolityc anemia are fulminating and delayed diagnosis is an important cause of mortality.