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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 308-310

Falciparum malaria mimicking acute myocardial infarction

Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Gaurav Khandelwal
Department. of Cardiology AIIMS Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh - 462 020
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_229_18

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Severe malaria is a concerning problem in developing country and is mostly due to Plasmodium Falciparum. Common organs involved are liver, central nervous system, lungs, kidneys, and vasculature. Cardiac involvement is very rare and is mostly underestimated. Cardiac involvement occurs in the form of myocardial dysfunction, arrhythmia, and ventricular systolic dysfunction. This is the rare case of acute pericarditis due to plasmodium falciparum mimicking as inferolateral ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) due to suggestive electrocardiography (ECG) findings.

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