J. E. COOK; G. W. BRIGGS; H. L. HORNS
In many parts of the world malaria is still a common infection. Recognition of this fact is important to clinicians in the United States. Veterans of foreign service are still presenting the unusual manifestations of the delayed primary attack of vivax malaria, one of which is acute hemolytic anemia.1, 2
Primaquine has become an effective drug against the exo-erythrocytic stage of Plasmodium vivax.3, 4 Primaquine and chloroquine are routinely administered to the troops returning from the endemic areas.4, 5 A few cases of malaria still develop the delayed primary attacks and relapses. Some of these have unusually long incubation periods
COOK JE, BRIGGS GW, HORNS HL. ACUTE ACQUIRED HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA DUE TO DELAYED PRIMARY ATTACK OF VIVAX MALARIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;45:139–142. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-1-139
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(1):139-142.
Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Red Cell Disorders.
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