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Acute myocardial infarction associated with severe Plasmodium vivax malaria

1 Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Science, BHU, Varanasi, UP, India
2 Department of Medicine, Popular Superspeciality Hospital, Varanasi, UP, India
3 Department of Cardiology, Popular Superspeciality Hospital, Varanasi, UP, India

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Consultant Physician, Department of Medicine, Popular Superspeciality Hospital, Varanasi, UP
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9062.310872

Malaria is still a major public health problem, even after many preventive strategies. Plasmodium vivax is also a major health concern now due to the addition of new unusual manifestations day by day in its clinical profile. Herewith, we report a case of a 15-yr-old male of severe P. vivax malaria (complicated with thrombocytopenia, hepatitis, acute lung injury, and shock), who developed chest pain. Later, he was confirmed to have acute myocardial infarction based on electrocardiography, cardiac enzymes, and echocardiography. PubMed and Google-based literature search found that it was the first confirmed case of this type. Fortunately, timely diagnosis and appropriate management saved his life.

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