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Malaria with Acute Renal Failure in a Middle Aged Man: A Case Report.

U.M Chukwuocha, K.K Ashiegbu

Abstract


The case of a middle aged(39 years) man admitted with severe malaria in the male ward of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria is reported. The infecting species was Plasmodium falciparum and the patient was febrile, developed acute renal failure, severe thrombocytopenia and hepatic failure. Treatment with E-mal (an arthemeter), combined with fansidar was followed by a slow, but complete recovering of renal function.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/nhp.v6i3.62341
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