Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

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

Falciparum malaria mimicking acute myocardial infarction


Manish Ruhela, Gaurav Khandelwal, Samiksha Gupta, Agam Bansal, Nidhi Gyanchandani 
 Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Gaurav Khandelwal
Department. of Cardiology AIIMS Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh - 462 020
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Ruhela M, Khandelwal G, Gupta S, Bansal A, Gyanchandani N. Falciparum malaria mimicking acute myocardial infarction.J Family Med Prim Care 2019;8:308-310


How to cite this URL:
Ruhela M, Khandelwal G, Gupta S, Bansal A, Gyanchandani N. Falciparum malaria mimicking acute myocardial infarction. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 14 ];8:308-310
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