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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 14, Issue 3, April 2015 pp 513-519

Research Article

Clinical profile of plasmodium vivax and plasmodium falciparum malaria in tertiary care hospital (Western Maharashtra)

Ravindra Kallapa Shravasti1, Vasant Baburao Jadhav2, Pankaj B Palange3, R Arvind4, Atul Jankar5

1Professor, 2,3Associate Professor, 4,5Jr. Resident, Department of Medicine, BVDUMC and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, INDIA.

This study was done on 60 patients, diagnosed cases of plasmodium vivax and plasmodium falciparum malaria. Who were admitted in Bharati Hospital Sangli Western Maharashtra during the period of 12 Months (1 Jan 2012 – 31 December 2012). All the patient required hospitalization due to complication of malarial fever, like convulsion, altered behavior, intermittent, paroxysms of fever. 56 patients recovered completely without any complication. 4 patient expired due to cerebral malaria. Among 3 were plasmodium vivax, 1 plasmodium falciparum malaria. All severe complication like jaundice, renal failure, cerebral malaria, severe anemia and ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) were noted in plasmodium vivax malaria more commonly as compared to plasmodium falciparum malaria.