J Pediatr Infect Dis 2009; 04(04): 421-423
DOI: 10.3233/JPI-2009-0183
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

Congenital malaria due to Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum in a neonate

Sudip Saha
a  Department of Pediatrics, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, Kolkata, India
,
Kalpana Dutta
a  Department of Pediatrics, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, Kolkata, India
,
Swagata Panja
a  Department of Pediatrics, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, Kolkata, India
,
Gautam Lahiri
a  Department of Pediatrics, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, Kolkata, India
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07. Juni 2008

10. Januar 2009

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28. Juli 2015 (online)

Abstract

Congenital malaria can be acquired by transmission of parasite from mother to child during pregnancy or perinatally during labor. Placental barrier and maternal immunoglobulin G antibodies, which cross the placenta, may protect the fetus to some extent. However, it is much more common in non-immune population and the incidence goes up during epidemics of malaria. We report a rare case of congenital malaria due to mixed species in a neonate who presented with fever, pallor and hepatosplenomegaly.