Year : 2014  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-41

A case of severe falciparum malaria presenting with hyperglycemia

Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Yatendra Singh
Room No. 32, SR Hostel, Government Medical College, Haldwani - 263 139, Uttarakhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2276-7096.132579

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Malaria remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality world-wide. World-wide more than 100 countries are endemic, but mainly in African and south East Asian region. We report a case of an uncommon presentation of Plasmodium falciparum infection in a 50-year-old male patient who presented with hyperglycemia and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Reports of unusual presentations of malaria are few and cases of severe malaria with hyperglycemia are rarely described. As hyperglycemia is associated to most severe malaria and high mortality, our aim is to draw the attention of the physicians on this entity.

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