Multiple Splenic Infarcts Complicating Plasmodium vivax Malaria

10 Oct 2019
Tripathi N, Saha A, Kaur M.

Splenic infarct is a rare complication in Plasmodium vivax malaria. We report a case of splenic infarction with acute kidney injury in a case of P. vivax malaria in a 13-year-old male child who presented to the emergency department with severe pain in the left hypochondrium. The patient was managed with intravenous artesunate and oral primaquine. Pain in left hypochondrium in children with P. vivax malaria due to splenic infarction needs to be evaluated for any surgical emergency like rupture or abscess. A review of literature of the unusual but serious complication is presented along with the case report.