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A Case of Malaria with Uveitis, Hyperglisemia, and Rasha in a Turkish Radiologist Who Went to Africa
1 Kars Sarıkamış Devlet Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Kars, Türkiye  
2 Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye  
3 Sağlık Bakanlığı Ankara Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Radyoloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye  
4 Sağlık Bakanlığı Ankara Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014; 38: 258-260
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2014.3406
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Key Words: Plasmodium falciparum, malaria, hypergylcemiae, uveitis, purpura
Abstract

Malaria is still an important health problem worldwide, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Turkey, the most common type of malaria is Plasmodium vivax, and endemic regions are South-Eastern Anatolia and Çukurova. Due to globalization and tourism, travel-associated infection due to P. falciparum is also seen more frequently in Turkey. P. falciparum malaria can be highly fatal despite optimal antimalarial treatment. We present a case of falciparum malaria in a Turkish radiologist who went to Africa for occupational reasons and come back with malaria accompanied by uveitis, hyperglycemia, and purpuric rash. 

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