Tropical infection after a case of total hip arthroplasty.

TitleTropical infection after a case of total hip arthroplasty.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsJoseph C, Meybeck A, Melliez H, Boyer T, Fortin-Lebraud L, Lovi V, Douaud M, Pradier M, Senneville E
JournalThe Journal of hospital infection// // J Hosp Infect
Pagination179 - 81
Date Published2014//
ISBN Number1532-2939
Other Numbersid6, 8007166
Keywords*Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip/ae [Adverse Effects], *Blood Transfusion/ae [Adverse Effects], *Malaria, Falciparum/di [Diagnosis], *Malaria, Falciparum/pa [Pathology], *Plasmodium falciparum/ip [Isolation & Purification], Aged, Female, Humans

In non-endemic areas, malaria is mainly an imported disease. This article reports a case of transfusion-related Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a non-endemic area. Despite initial clinical signs consistent with malaria, the diagnosis was not elicited because of the absence of any identified epidemiological risk factors. The case indicates that transfusion-transmitted malaria still occurs in non-endemic countries. The role of laboratory testing to prevent and diagnose transfusion-transmitted malaria in non-endemic malaria countries is crucial.Copyright © 2014 The Healthcare Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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