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Febrile <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> Malaria 4 Years after Exposure in a Man with Sickle Cell Disease

Tatiana Greenwood, Tomas Vikerfors, Maria Sjöberg, Gunnar Skeppner and Anna Färnert

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 47, issue 4, pages e39-e41
Published in print August 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/590250
Febrile Plasmodium falciparum Malaria 4 Years after Exposure in a Man with Sickle Cell Disease

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We report a case of symptomatic Plasmodium falciparum malaria that manifested 4 years after a visit to an area of endemicity in an 18-year-old male patient with sickle cell disease. The exceptionally long incubation time raises the questions of how and where P. falciparum parasites can reside for several years before suddenly causing disease.

Journal Article.  2026 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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