Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2010;53(1):85-88.
Published online January 15, 2010.
A case of Plasmodium vivax malaria occurring during a school excursion to Pocheon-gun
Byung Ok Kwak, Sochung Chung, Kyo Sun Kim
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea
수학여행 후 발생한 Plasmodium vivax 말라리아 1례
곽병옥, 정소정, 김교순
건국대학교 의학전문대학원 소아청소년과
Correspondence: 
Kyo Sun Kim, Tel: +82.2-2030-7370, Fax: +82.2-2030-5009, Email: kimkyo@kuh.ac.kr
Abstract
Malaria caused by Plasmodium species is characterized by paroxysms of fever, chills, fatigue, anemia, and splenomegaly. Vivax malaria has lately re-emerged as an infectious disease and has exhibited high transmission rate in northern Gyeonggi-do province. We encountered a case of malaria in a child presenting with fever and thrombocytopenia who had recently made a school excursion to Pocheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do. The child was diagnosed with Plasmodium vivax malaria and treated with hydroxychloroquine and primaquine. Here, we present this case with a brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Malaria, Plasmodium vivax, Fever, Thrombocytopenia, School excursion


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