Korean J Parasitol.  2006 Sep;44(3):229-232. 10.3347/kjp.2006.44.3.229.

Travelers' malaria among foreigners at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Bangkok, Thailand - a6-year review (2000-2005)

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  • 1Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. tewpe@mahidol.ac.th
  • 2Department of Tropical Hygiene, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.
  • 3Department of Medical Entomology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.
  • 4Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.

Abstract

We retrospectively examined the charts of travelers admitted to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Bangkok, Thailand, with malaria during the years 2000-2005. Twenty-one cases of malaria were identified, of which 12 (57%) were Plasmodium vivax infections and 9 (43%) were P. falciparum infections. There was one mixed case with vivax and falciparum infection. Only 1 P. falciparum case had complications. All cases were successfully treated with standard antimalarial drugs. Only 3 of the 21 cases were thought to be acquired in Thailand, the rest were regarded to be imported.

Keyword

Plasmodium vivax; Plasmodium falciparum; travelers' malaria; imported malaria; Thailand
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