Severe Falciparum Malaria: Survival without Exchange Transfusion

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  • J. G. Strijdom Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

A case of severe falciparum malaria with trophozoites in 71% of the patients' erythrocytes is described. The patient was treated with high dose quinine and made an uneventful recovery. Exchange transfusion was not performed.