India's first case of quadruple malaria reported in Chhattis
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A 12-year-old boy has been detected with quadruple malaria caused due to the presence of 4 types of Plasmodium parasite - P.falciparum, P.vivax, P.malariae, and P.ovale, in the blood. This is the first case in the country which has been recorded in the Bastar forest of Chhattisgarh.

The kid was attended at the Darbha community health centre and then his blood samples were examined at the malaria clinic of the National Institute for Research in Tribal Health, Jabalpur. He then left the centre against medical advice without completing the medical treatment.

Many other cases of infection with 2 or more species were also reported out of collected 160 blood samples at the NIRTH centre. 19% of the infection included a combination of P. vivax and P. falciparum. Other samples included P. falciparum, P. vivax, and P. malariae which constituted around 2.5% and 1.3% were combination os P. falciparum and P. malariae.
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Dr. V●●●●●●●a S●●●●a
Dr. V●●●●●●●a S●●●●a Paediatrics
Why we can not manage, we can manage falciparum very easily and management of others are same and as simple as of vivax.
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Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i
Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i Internal Medicine
My comments were the correction in my first response. However if we manage Malaria really well, we shouldn' t have such heavy mortality with Malaria in India.
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Dr. A●●●●t S●●h
Dr. A●●●●t S●●h Infectious Diseases
Quadruple malaria should be treated on the lines of Complicated P falciparum malaria only That includes Inj artesunate 2.4 mg per kg per day on day 0, 12 hrs, 24 hrs, 48 hrs, 72 hrs and 96 hrs This must be combined with second anti malarial which includes either clindamycin 600 BD for 5 days or doxy 100 BD for 5 days To follow these with primaquine prophylaxis for 14 days if G6PD is normal
Sep 20, 2017Like14