Severe Pulmonary Haemorrhage: An Uncommon Presentation of Plasmodium knowlesi

  • Yeap Boon Boon Tat Medicine Based Discipline Department Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Universiti Malaysia Sabah 88400 Kota Kinabalu Sabah
  • Rajesh Kumar Muniandy Medicine Based Discipline Department Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Universiti Malaysia Sabah 88400 Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Keywords: P.knowlesi, pulmonary haemorrhage

Abstract

Knowlesi malaria is widely researched and the most common cause of malaria in Sabah, northern east of Malaysia. Unlike the falciparum species, it is uncommon for knowlesi malaria patients to develop life threatening conditions. We report a case of a fatal knowlesi malaria complicated by pulmonary haemorrhage at our institution.

Author Biographies

Yeap Boon Boon Tat, Medicine Based Discipline Department Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Universiti Malaysia Sabah 88400 Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Anaesthesiologist and Senior Lecturer Medicine Based Discipline Department Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Universiti Malaysia Sabah 88400 Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Rajesh Kumar Muniandy, Medicine Based Discipline Department Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Universiti Malaysia Sabah 88400 Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Anaesthesiologist and Senior Lecturer Medicine Based Discipline Department Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Universiti Malaysia Sabah 88400 Kota Kinabalu Sabah

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Published
2018-12-20