International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Call for Papers | Open Access | Double Blind Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064


Downloads: 130

Case Studies | Medicine Science | India | Volume 2 Issue 4, April 2013


Pulmonary Complications in Falciparum Malaria

Manish B. Patel | Wasimahmed Sachora | Chirag Saparia


Abstract: Malaria is a treatable cause of acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Due to variation in clinical presentation, pulmonary manifestations in malaria have always been under diagnosed. A total 95 patients with severe falciparum malaria were included in this study. The diagnosis of malaria was confirmed by examination of peripheral smear / OptiMal test/ QBC. Arterial blood gas analysis was done in patients who developed respiratory symptom. It was observed that out of 41 patients showing respiratory symptoms ARDS was present 8 ( (8.42 %) no. of cases, Acute lung injury in 4 (4.21 %) cases and Pneumonia in 4 (4.21 %) cases. ARDS was more common in patients with heavy parasitemia (75 % with >20 % parasitemia), hypoalbuminemia (75 %) and anemia (62.5 %). All patients with respiratory distress were given ventilator support. Patients with ARDS showed a high mortality rate of 75 %. ARDS in malaria have a poor disease outcome. Early diagnosis, institution specific antimalarial treatment and assisted ventilation can be life-saving.


Keywords: Malaria, falciparum, pulmonary, ARDS, ALI


Edition: Volume 2 Issue 4, April 2013,


Pages: 544 - 547


How to Download this Article?

You Need to Register Your Email Address Before You Can Download the Article PDF


How to Cite this Article?

Manish B. Patel, Wasimahmed Sachora, Chirag Saparia, "Pulmonary Complications in Falciparum Malaria", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 2 Issue 4, April 2013, pp. 544-547, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=IJSRON2013883

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Malaria'

Downloads: 109

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015

Pages: 2412 - 2414

Assessment of Abnormal Liver Chemistry in Malaria & Dengue Infections

Anurag Choudhury | Asaranti Kar [5] | Dipanweeta Routray | Bidyut Prava Das

Share this Article

Downloads: 112

Research Paper, Medicine Science, Kenya, Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015

Pages: 1423 - 1426

Challenges Facing Implementation of Malaria Control Activities in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya

Juley-Anne Bochaberi Mokua

Share this Article
Top