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Case Report
Plasmodium falciparum Malaria and Exchange Transfusion Application
1 Antalya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Antalya, Türkiye  
2 Antalya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Hematoloji Anabilim Dalı, Antalya, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015; 39: 151-154
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2015.3515
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Key Words: Plasmodium falciparum, malaria, erythrocyte exchange transfusion
Abstract

Malaria caused by P. falciparum, is endemic in tropical and subtropical areas but is seen as sporadic cases in our country. A patient, early diagnosed and succesfully treated with antimalarial drug administration and a patient, with severe clinical manifestations and succesfully treated with antimalarial medication as well as Erythrocyte Exchange Transfusion (EET), who were not applied chemoprophylaxis are presented. The cases are presented in order to emphasize on the necessity of giving education to the people going to endemic areas from our country for work or travel and on the necessity of taking chemoprophylaxis and to take attention that EET may be preffered in the therapy of severe malaria cases. 

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