CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 262-264

Symmetrical peripheral gangrene with Plasmodium falciparum malaria


Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, SN Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Amrita Gupta
Department Of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, SN Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.107323

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Symmetric peripheral gangrene is rare and relatively uncommon complication of malaria. We report a case of a 50-year-old male who survived Plasmodium falciparum infection with disseminated intravascular coagulation. Symmetric peripheral gangrene in our case, which ultimately required amputation of the toes, was most likely due to interaction between parasitic factors and host factors.


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