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Severe malaria

  • Marco P. Barros PintoEmail author
  • Guilhermina Marques
Images in Infection


Malaria represents a medical emergency. Without rapid diagnosis and treatment, it can progress and lead to severe complications and, eventually, death. Severe malaria is almost always caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Here, we present an image showing a set of hematological findings associated with severe malaria, highlighting the importance of a correct morphological diagnosis.


Author contributions

MPBP performed the research, analyzed data and wrote the paper. GM analyzed and wrote the paper.

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On behalf of the authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest, no funding and we comply with the ethical standards.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, EPELisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Faculdade de MedicinaUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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