CONGENITAL MALARIA WITH A PARASITEMIA ON PERIPHERAL SMEAR
Dr Ira Shah
Medical Sciences Department, Pediatric Oncall, Mumbai, India
Abstract

Congenital malaria is rarely seen in infants and diagnosed by parasitemia on peripheral smear in babies born to mother who had infection in pregnancy. We report an infant with congenital malaria who had no parasites seen on peripheral smear but was diagnosed by rapid dipstick test.
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