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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-49

Severe falciparum malaria associated with massive pulmonary embolism

1 Mulago Hospital, Kampala, USA
2 Gulu University, Gulu, Uganda, USA
3 Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Correspondence Address:
Jeremy I Schwartz
Yale Primary Care Residency Program, Waterbury Hospital, 64 Robbins Street, Waterbury, CT 06708
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Source of Support: Travel supported by Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholars Program., Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1596-3519.126952

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Falciparum malaria is known to cause alterations in the coagulation cascade, including disseminated intravascular coagulation. Microthrombotic complications are the best described; however, a number of cases of thrombosis involving larger vessels have been published in the literature. Herein, we describe the case of a woman with malaria associated with massive pulmonary embolism.

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