A case of Neonatal Plasmodium Vivax Malaria Caused by Exchange Transfusion in a G6PD Deficient Baby

  • Muhammad Ayyaz Pediatric Department Saidu Group of Teacthing Hospital Swat
  • Abubakar Saadiq
  • Zeenat Jehan
  • waseem ullah

Abstract

Abstract: Neonatal malaria is one of the differential diagnoses of sepsis in malaria endemic areas. Neonatal malaria is often ignored as it is considered to be uncommon. Transfusion acquired malaria is among the causes of neonatal malaria, as blood is rarely screened for malarial parasite. Here we present a unique case of neonatal malaria caused by exchange transfusion done for indirect hyperbillirubenemia in a G6PD deficient baby.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Ayyaz, Pediatric Department Saidu Group of Teacthing Hospital Swat
Post graduate resident at saidu group of teacthing hospital
Abubakar Saadiq
Post graduate resident at saidu group of teacthing hospital
Zeenat Jehan
Post graduate resident at saidu group of teacthing hospital
waseem ullah
Post graduate resident at saidu group of teacthing hospital
Published
2022-03-12
How to Cite
1.
Ayyaz M, Abubakar Saadiq, Zeenat Jehan, waseem ullah. A case of Neonatal Plasmodium Vivax Malaria Caused by Exchange Transfusion in a G6PD Deficient Baby . J Saidu Med Coll Swat [Internet]. 2022Mar.12 [cited 2022May27];12(1):53-4. Available from: http://jsmc.pk/index.php/jsmc/article/view/75