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Bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy: A rare manifestation of Plasmodium falciparum malaria

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B Nisahan ,

LK
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T Kumanan,

University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka and Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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head, senior lecturer department of medicine
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G Selvaratnam

University of Jaffna Sri Lanka and Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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Senior Lecturer, Department of Medicine
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Abstract

Malaria can present with a variety of signs and symptoms. Periodic febrile paroxysms associated with rigors and sweating is classical of malaria. Malaria presenting with lymphadenopathy is an extremely rare manifestation. Lymphadenopathy is considered as one of the negative findings in diagnosing malaria. We describe a case of a 25year old male who presented with fever, confusion and bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy, diagnosed to have Plasmodium falciparum malaria. He was successfully treated with antimalarial drugs and the lymphadenopathy subsequently regressed.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v4i2.7340

Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2014; Vol.4(2):119-121

 

How to Cite: Nisahan, B., Kumanan, T. & Selvaratnam, G., (2014). Bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy: A rare manifestation of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 4(2), pp.118–120. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v4i2.7340
Published on 29 Oct 2014.
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