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While traumatic rupture of the spleen from falling from a height and from contusion and compression of the abdomen is relatively common, spontaneous rupture has always been a rare condition. It has been known to occur in typhoid fever, typhus, recurrent fever and occasionally in accidentally acquired malaria. All of these conditions have in common the possibility of a rapidly developing splenic tumor through congestion and lymphoid hyperplasia. In ordinary malaria, however, spontaneous rupture of the spleen is a very rare complication. It is said to have occurred but three times in 30,000 cases of malaria observed during the building
SPONTANEOUS RUPTURE OF THE SPLEEN IN INOCULATION MALARIA. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:72–73. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-1-72
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(1):72-73.
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