Vol. 5, Issue 1

A rare case of young stroke in 16 years old female with plasmodium vivax malaria infection

Gediya NU1, Marvaniya MK*1, Parmar DA2, Gediya US3

1Junior Resident, 2Assistant Professor, 3Associate Professor; Department of General Medicine, Dudhrej road, Surendranagar, Gujarat, India.


Malaria is the most important parasitic disease in the world, in terms of both prevalence and mortality. Infection rate is high due to raise of strains resistant to the antimalarial medicines & social factors. Although cerebral malaria due to Plasmodium Vivax (P. Vivax) is rare, few cases with multiple cerebral infarct following P. Vivax infection have been reported. Plasmodium Falciparum (P. falciparum) malaria infections are thought to account for the vast majority of cerebral malaria cases and various neurological manifestations. Stroke is extremely unknown in cases of P.Vivax malaria. Here we report a rare case of young stroke with cerebral malaria in P. Vivax infection.

Keywords : Plasmodium Vivax Malaria, Stroke