Plasmodium Vivax Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome – A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemma in PreeclampsiaCorrespondence Address :
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.
Complicated malaria, Diagnostic dilemma, Therapeutic challenge
Richa Sharma, Amita Suneja, Anu Yadav, Kiran Guleria. PLASMODIUM VIVAX INDUCED ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME – A DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC DILEMMA IN PREECLAMPSIA. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Apr 25 ]; 11:QD03-QD04. Available from
Date of Submission: Nov 19, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jan 10, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jan 18, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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