Concurrent Autochthonous Malaria Caused by Plasmodium vivax in Father and Son in Greece

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Abstract

We report the case of a 12-year-old child who was admitted to our Department, with 7 days’ history of high fever and splenomegaly. His father had similar symptoms starting on the same day. A rapid test and microscopy for malaria yielded a positive result for Plasmodium vivax. Antimalarial therapy was initiated. He developed methemoglobinemia treated with ascorbic acid and had uneventful recovery.

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