Symmetrical Peripheral Gangrene as a Rare Complication of Malaria: A Case Report from the Arthur Davison Children's Hospital in Ndola, Zambia

  • Muleya Inambao Arthur Davison Children's Hospital,Ndola,Zambia
  • Mwaka Mubita Arthur Davison Children's Hospital,Ndola,Zambia
  • Mwewa Mwape Arthur Davison Children's Hospital,Ndola,Zambia
  • Jonathan K. Mwansa Arthur Davison Children's Hospital,Ndola,Zambia
  • Seke Kazuma Ndola Teaching Hospital,Ndola,Zambia
  • Evans Mpabalwani University of Zambia, School of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Lusaka, Zambia
Keywords: Symmetrical Peripheral Gangrene, Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria, Toddler, Zambia

Abstract

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 year 3 month old Zambian Toddler and highlight the need for awareness and prompt diagnosis and treatment.

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Published
2020-07-15
How to Cite
Inambao, M., Mubita, M., Mwape, M., Mwansa, J., Kazuma, S., & Mpabalwani, E. (2020). Symmetrical Peripheral Gangrene as a Rare Complication of Malaria: A Case Report from the Arthur Davison Children’s Hospital in Ndola, Zambia. Medical Journal of Zambia, 47(2), 160 - 164. Retrieved from https://mjz.co.zm/index.php/mjz/article/view/627
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Case Reports