Pediatric Psychosis in the Emergency Room : Could it be Plasmodium Vivax Malaria?

Authors(3) :-Ekram T, Afzal K, Saxena R

Malaria is associated with severe neurological complication especially by Plasmodium falciparum. We report a case of acute malaria in a seven year old boy presenting with features of psychosis as the primary presenting complaint, with absence of fever or concomitant drug intake before arrival. Peripheral blood smear of patient subsequently revealed Plasmodium vivax (ring and trophozoite stage) as he was investigated further when febrile spikes appeared.

Malaria is associated with severe neurological complications especially by P. falciparum. We report a case of acute malaria in a seven year old boy presenting with features of psychosis as the initial presenting complaint, without history of fever or concomitant drug intake before arrival. Peripheral blood smear revealed P. vivax (ring and trophozoite stage).

Authors and Affiliations

Ekram T
Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Max Healthcare, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Afzal K
Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Saxena R
Pediatric intensive care unit, Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 6 | November-December 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 468-470
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162412
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Ekram T, Afzal K, Saxena R, " Pediatric Psychosis in the Emergency Room : Could it be Plasmodium Vivax Malaria? ", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 6 , pp.468-470, November-December-2016.
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