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Indigenous Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Queens, NY

Indigenous Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Queens, NY Abstract Cryptic/sporadic malaria is rare in the United States. We describe a patient who developed malaria in New York City without any known contact with, or travel to, a malaria-endemic area. The patient presented with symptoms of gastroenteritis. Later, she developed hemolysis and hepatosplenomegaly, and Plasmodium falciparum was found in blood smears. Possible sources of malaria could be an indigenous infected mosquito or a transported infected mosquito from a local international airport. (Arch Intern Med. 1995;155:1099-1101) References 1. Centers for Disease Control. Plasmodium vivax malaria: San Diego County, California 1986. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep . 1986:35:679-681. 2. Maldonado YA, Hahlen BL, Roberto RR, et al. Transmission of Plasmodium vivax malaria in San Diego County, California. Am J Trop Med Hyg . 1990;42:3-9. 3. Centers for Disease Control. Mosquito-transmitted malaria: California and Florida, 1990. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep . 1991;40:106-108. 4. Brook JH, Genese CA, Bloland PB, Zucker JR, Spitalny KC. Brief report: malaria probably locally acquired in New Jersey. N Engl J Med . 1994; 331:22-23.Crossref 5. Holvoet G, Michielsen P, Vandepitte J. Airport malaria in Belgium. Lancet . 1982;2:881-882.Crossref 6. Whitfield D, Curtis CF, White GB, Targett GA, Warhurst DC, Bradley DJ. Two cases of falciparum malaria acquired in Britain. BMJ . 1984;289: 1607-1609.Crossref 7. Isaacson M. Airport malaria: a review. Bull World Health Organ . 1989;67:737-743. 8. Signorelli C, Messineo A. Airport malaria. Lancet . 1990:225:164.Crossref 9. Bouvier M, Pittet D, Loutan L, Starobinski M. Airport malaria: mini-epidemic in Switzerland. Schweiz Med Wochenschr . 1990;120:1217-1222. 10. Majori G, Gradoni L, Gianzi FP, Carboni P, Cioppi A, Aureli G. Two imported malaria cases from Switzerland. Trop Med Parasitol . 1990;41:439-440. 11. Castelli F, Cabona MG, Brunori A, Carosi G. Short report: imported mosquito: an uninvited guest. Am J Trop Med Hyg . 1994;50:548-549. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Indigenous Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Queens, NY

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1995 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9926
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1538-3679
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10.1001/archinte.1995.00430100135016
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Abstract

Abstract Cryptic/sporadic malaria is rare in the United States. We describe a patient who developed malaria in New York City without any known contact with, or travel to, a malaria-endemic area. The patient presented with symptoms of gastroenteritis. Later, she developed hemolysis and hepatosplenomegaly, and Plasmodium falciparum was found in blood smears. Possible sources of malaria could be an indigenous infected mosquito or a transported infected mosquito from a local international airport. (Arch Intern Med. 1995;155:1099-1101) References 1. Centers for Disease Control. Plasmodium vivax malaria: San Diego County, California 1986. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep . 1986:35:679-681. 2. Maldonado YA, Hahlen BL, Roberto RR, et al. Transmission of Plasmodium vivax malaria in San Diego County, California. Am J Trop Med Hyg . 1990;42:3-9. 3. Centers for Disease Control. Mosquito-transmitted malaria: California and Florida, 1990. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep . 1991;40:106-108. 4. Brook JH, Genese CA, Bloland PB, Zucker JR, Spitalny KC. Brief report: malaria probably locally acquired in New Jersey. N Engl J Med . 1994; 331:22-23.Crossref 5. Holvoet G, Michielsen P, Vandepitte J. Airport malaria in Belgium. Lancet . 1982;2:881-882.Crossref 6. Whitfield D, Curtis CF, White GB, Targett GA, Warhurst DC, Bradley DJ. Two cases of falciparum malaria acquired in Britain. BMJ . 1984;289: 1607-1609.Crossref 7. Isaacson M. Airport malaria: a review. Bull World Health Organ . 1989;67:737-743. 8. Signorelli C, Messineo A. Airport malaria. Lancet . 1990:225:164.Crossref 9. Bouvier M, Pittet D, Loutan L, Starobinski M. Airport malaria: mini-epidemic in Switzerland. Schweiz Med Wochenschr . 1990;120:1217-1222. 10. Majori G, Gradoni L, Gianzi FP, Carboni P, Cioppi A, Aureli G. Two imported malaria cases from Switzerland. Trop Med Parasitol . 1990;41:439-440. 11. Castelli F, Cabona MG, Brunori A, Carosi G. Short report: imported mosquito: an uninvited guest. Am J Trop Med Hyg . 1994;50:548-549.

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 22, 1995

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