Post-artesunate delayed haemolysis in severe imported Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Ruchir Chavada, Siong H Hui, Sean O'Connor, Satoshi Akima and Iain B Gosbell
Med J Aust 2015; 203 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00565
Published online: 2 November 2015

We report a case of post-artesunate delayed haemolysis (PADH) in severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria.

  • 1 Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Sydney South West Pathology Service, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 Campbelltown Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • 4 University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • 5 Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Sydney, NSW


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