Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : QD03 - QD04

Plasmodium vivax Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemma in Preeclampsia QD03-QD04

Richa Sharma, Amita Suneja, Anu Yadav, Kiran Guleria

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.