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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 594-595

Concurrent meningitis and vivax malaria

1 Department of Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Family Medicine, Calcutta Medical Research Institute, Kolkata, India
3 Department of Medicine, Gangarampur Subdivisional Hospital, Gangarampur, Dakshin Dinajpur, India
4 Department of Medicine, North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, Siliguri, West Bengal, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.174301

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Malaria is an endemic infectious disease in India. It is often associated with other infective conditions but concomitant infection of malaria and meningitis are uncommon. We present a case of meningitis with vivax malaria infection in a 24-year-old lady. This case emphasizes the importance of high index of clinical suspicion to detect other infective conditions like meningitis when fever does not improve even after anti-malarial treatment in a patient of malaria before switching therapy suspecting drug resistance, which is quite common in this part of world.

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