Vivax malaria: A rare cause of thalamic bleed

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Most common cause of thalamic bleed is hypertension; other causes are arteriovenous malformation, aneurysm, bleeding diathesis, drugs, amyloid angiopathy, tumor etc. We present a case of Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria with unusual site of bleeding i.e. left thalamus of brain. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of thalamic bleed caused by vivax malaria in absence of severe thrombocytopenia/disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). © 2012 Hainan Medical College.




Sarkar, J., Naik, B., Gawande, A., & Goel, A. (2012). Vivax malaria: A rare cause of thalamic bleed. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 5(8), 665–666.

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