Plasmodium vivax Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome – A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemma in Preeclampsia QD03-QD04
Dr. Richa Sharma,
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India.
Malaria during pregnancy can cause various feto-maternal complications. Life threatening respiratory involvement is rare with vivax malaria but common with Plasmodium falciparum. In most of the cases severe respiratory involvement occurs, after beginning of anti-malarial treatment. We are reporting a case which involved a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge, as the pregnant woman with severe preeclampsia developed acute respiratory distress, actually caused by Plasmodium vivax.