Symmetrical Peripheral Gangrene as a Rare Complication of Malaria: A Case Report from the Arthur Davison Children's Hospital in Ndola, Zambia
Keywords:Symmetrical Peripheral Gangrene, Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria, Toddler, Zambia
Malaria is a common parasitic disease with very high mortality in tropical countries including Zambia. Symmetrical Peripheral Gangrene (SPG) is a rare complication of malaria, associated with Plasmodium falciparum infection. Reported here is a case of SPG in a 2 year3-month-oldZambian toddler and highlight the need for awareness and prompt diagnosis and treatment.
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