International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2017)

Spontaneous rupture of the spleen: Think about malaria


A Zinebi, H Kechna, H Eddou, T Lamsiah, T Africha, T Ziadi, MK Moudden, MEl Baaj

Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, malaria remains deadly. One of the potentially lethal complications of malaria is the spontaneous rupture of the spleen. We report a case revealing a malarial access to palsmodium ovale in a 34 year old male admitted for fever at 40°C evolving for 2 weeks accompanied by distension and diffuse abdominal pain. The computed tomography revealed peripheral fracture of the spleen with infarction and collection of fluid in abdomen. Spontaneous splenic rupture is a severe but fortunately rare complication of malaria infections. The clinical picture varies from pain in the left hypochondrium to a state of haemorrhagic shock. Conservative treatment may be considered in cases of haemodynamic stablility and under tight supervision.
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A Zinebi, H Kechna, H Eddou, T Lamsiah, T Africha, T Ziadi, MK Moudden, MEl Baaj. Spontaneous rupture of the spleen: Think about malaria. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 26-27
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