Symmetrical peripheral gangrene in severe Plasmodium vivax m
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Symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG) is defined as symmetrical distal ischemic change at two or more sites in the absence of any vasculitis or large-vessel obstruction.[1] SPG caused by malaria is very rare, and most of the cases are associated with Plasmodium falciparum. Herein, we present a case of SPG due to severe Plasmodium vivax malaria.

A 62-year-old female presented in the emergency department with complaints of fever for the last 4 days which was intermittent in nature and was associated with chills and rigor. On examination, she was febrile with an oral temperature of 104°F. Her pulse rate was 120/min, regular and all peripheral pulses were palpable, and blood pressure was 110/70 mmHg........

http://www.ijccm.org/article.asp?issn=0972-5229;year=2017;volume=21;issue=4;spage=245;epage=246;aulast=Kumar
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