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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
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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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