Hepatic fatty metamorphosis in latent exoerythrocytic malaria

Fayez K Ghishan, M. G. Myers, K. Younoszai

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Abstract

We report a child with asymptomatic latent exoerythrocytic Plasmodium vivax malaria whose initial presentation was only hepatomegaly and elevated serum lipids. Histology of the liver showed severe fatty metamorphosis. Liver size and the severe fatty metamorphosis decreased markedly with the return of serum lipids to normal after successful treatment of P. vivax. Although this association has been reported in monkeys infected with P. knowlesi, this is the first report of such an association in humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-535
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume74
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Malaria
Vivax Malaria
Lipids
Plasmodium vivax
Hepatomegaly
Liver
Serum
Haplorhini
Histology
Therapeutics

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Hepatic fatty metamorphosis in latent exoerythrocytic malaria. / Ghishan, Fayez K; Myers, M. G.; Younoszai, K.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 74, No. 6, 1980, p. 532-535.

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Ghishan, Fayez K ; Myers, M. G. ; Younoszai, K. / Hepatic fatty metamorphosis in latent exoerythrocytic malaria. In: American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1980 ; Vol. 74, No. 6. pp. 532-535.
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