A Case of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in a Man 6 Months after Visiting a Malaria-Endemic Region

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2012-05-01

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Unlike other malaria-causing species of the genus Plasmodium, Plasmodium falciparum normally manifests symptoms of malaria within weeks of exposure. We report the unusual case of symptomatic malaria in a previously healthy individual 6 months after staying in an endemic region. In addition, potential causes for delayed presentation of P falciparum are reviewed. This case shows that P falciparum can have a prolonged incubation period and raises questions as to causes of delayed presentation and where parasites reside before symptoms manifest. Copyright © 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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10.1097/IPC.0b013e318234c39e

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Jenks, J, S Heidari, L Watts and C Nader (2012). A Case of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in a Man 6 Months after Visiting a Malaria-Endemic Region. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 20(3). pp. 173–176. 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318234c39e Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/28640.

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Jeffrey Daniel Jenks

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