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The First Appearance in Malatya of Falciparum Malaria Originating in Uganda: Two Cases
1 İnönü Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İnfeksiyon Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Malatya  
2 İnönü Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Malatya  
3 İnönü Üniversitesi Turgut Özal Tıp Merkezi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Malatya, Türkiye  
4 Ordu Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ordu, Türkiye  
5 İnönü Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı ,Malatya  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2005; 29: -

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Key Words: Plasmodium falciparum, malaria, travel
Abstract

Malaria that is usually seen in tropical and subtropical areas and presents with acute paroxysmal febrile attacks is a parasitic infection caused by Plasmodium species. P. vivax malaria is usually seen in our country, but P. falciparum malaria is rare. Since P. falciparum malaria may cause fatal complications, urgent therapy is necessary. Two patients with a history of travel to Uganda where falciparum malaria is endemic were found to have the first falciparum malaria infection seen in Malatya. 

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