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Rhabdomyolysis Causing Acute Renal Failure due to Plasmodium vivax Malaria: A Case Report

Ankush Balasaheb Kolhe

Keywords : Acute renal injury, Multiorgan failure, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax

Citation Information : Kolhe AB. Rhabdomyolysis Causing Acute Renal Failure due to Plasmodium vivax Malaria: A Case Report. 2023; 6 (2):43-44.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03190

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-04-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Malaria is an acute febrile illness caused by plasmodium parasites, which are endemic in India. Malaria is caused by the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. There are five parasite species that cause malaria in humans. Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax are having higher complications. The malaria parasite, P. falciparum, causes shock and multiorgan failure. This causes hypovolemia, excessive hemolysis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, or multiorgan failure. Another uncommon complication of P. falciparum malaria infection is rhabdomyolysis. This causes metabolic acidosis and renal failure. Rhabdomyolysis is quite common in P. vivax malaria. We report a case of P. vivax malaria infection causing severe rhabdomyolysis, which leads to acute renal failure.

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