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Case Report
A Splenic Infarct Developing After Plasmodium falciparum Infection
1 Başkent Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İnfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye  
2 Başkent Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015; 39: 60-62
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2015.3359
Key Words: Plasmodium falciparum, malaria, splenic infarct

Plasmodium vivax malaria is usually seen in our country. Plasmodium falciparum malaria is also detected in the patients who have travelled abroad. A 33 year old male patient applied to our hospital for control. One month ago our patient had travelled to Angola where P. falciparum malaria is endemic. He had been diagnosed with malaria in Iran and successfully treated with quinine, doxycycline, and clindamycin. This time in our patient without any complaints, splenomegaly and splenic infarction were found. In our patient follow-ups it was observed that splenic infarction shrank. Therefore, in this article we present this rare complication. 

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