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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 390-393

Renal cortical necrosis: A rare complication of Plasmodium vivax malaria

1 Senior Residents, Department of Nephrology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Nephrology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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R Kumar
Department of Nephrology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan - 302 004
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.133789

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A young female with Plasmodium vivax malaria presented with anemia, hyperbilirubinemia, thrombocytopenia, and advanced renal failure. She remained anuric for more than 3 weeks. Kidney biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of acute cortical necrosis. During follow-up, she became dialysis independent, but remained in stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) at 3 month. P. vivax is supposed to be benign in nature, but can lead to rare and severe complication like renal cortical necrosis and progress to CKD.


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