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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-38

Infection with Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a patient with homozygous hemoglobin E


1 Sickle Cell Institute, Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Burla, Odisha, India
2 Department of Medicine, Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Burla, Odisha, India
3 School of Life Sciences, Sambalpur University, Burla; Department of Biosciences and Bioinformatics, Khallikote University, Berhampur, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Siris Patel
Sickle Cell Institute, Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Burla - 768 017, Odisha
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mjmsr.mjmsr_29_18

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We present here a 22-year-old male with hemoglobin E (HbE) infected with severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria. The patient had acute renal failure with moderate anemia and thrombocytopenia. The patient was discharged on the 6th day of hospital admission after clinical recovery. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a case with homozygous HbE and P. falciparum malaria in the state of Odisha, India.


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