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Case Report
A Case of Cerebral Malaria Managed by Erythrocyte Exchange
1 Tepecik Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji, İzmir, Türkiye  
2 Tepecik Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye  
3 Tepecik Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Transfüzyon Merkezi, İzmir, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2017; 41: 123-125
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2017.4704
Key Words: Malaria, exchange transfusion, plasmodium falciparum
Abstract

Plasmodium falciparum may cause serious and sometimes even fatal cerebral malaria. Cerebral malaria is a disease characterized by alterations in consciousness and epileptic attacks; therefore, it requires a rapid evaluation and quick intervention. It may progress to a fatal outcome despite administering targeted therapeutic interventions. There are studies indicating that erythrocyte exchange (erythrocytapheresis) can be a treatment modality for managing severe malaria patients. In this case report, the successful management of a cerebral malaria patient by the combination of antimalarial drug therapy and erythrocyte exchange is presented.

 

Cite this article as: Ersan G, Köse I, Liv F, Gireniz Tatar B, Köse Ş. Eritrosit Değişimi Uygulanan Serebral Sıtma Olgusu. Türkiye Parazitol Derg 2017; 41: 123-5.

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