|Title||Malaysian child infected with Plasmodium vivax via blood transfusion: a case report.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Anthony CN, Lau Y-, Sum J-, Fong M-, Ariffin H, Zaw W-, Jeyajothi I, Mahmud R|
|Journal||Malaria journal// // Malar J|
|Keywords||*Blood Transfusion/ae [Adverse Effects], *Malaria, Vivax/di [Diagnosis], *Plasmodium vivax/ip [Isolation & Purification], Child, DNA, Protozoan/ge [Genetics], Humans, Malaria, Vivax/pa [Pathology], Malaysia, Male, Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal/co [Complications], Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal/th [Therapy], Plasmodium vivax/ge [Genetics], Polymerase Chain Reaction, Sequence Analysis, DNA|
Malaria may be a serious complication of blood transfusion due to the asymptomatic persistence of parasites in some donors. This case report highlights the transfusion-transmitted malaria of Plasmodium vivax in a child diagnosed with germ cell tumour. This child had received blood transfusion from three donors and a week later started developing malaria like symptoms. Nested PCR and sequencing confirmed that one of the three donors was infected with P. vivax and this was transmitted to the 12-year-old child. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported transfusion-transmitted malaria case in Malaysia.
|Notify Library Reference ID||4522|