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Congenital Malaria due to Plasmodium Vivax- A report of two Cases
Ravi Bhatia1, Gunjan Bhatia2.
1Department of Pediatrics, Pacific Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, India,
2Department of Pathology, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, India.
Although malaria is endemic in India, congenital malaria is not very common. We report two children with congenital malaria both diagnosed accidentally on peripheral smear examination. The clinical presentation in both cases was suggestive of neonatal sepsis. Thus, we emphasize that congenital malaria should be kept as a differential diagnosis when suspecting neonatal sepsis especially in a country endemic for malaria.

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