FALCIPARUM MALARIA PRESENTING WITH TETANY: ENDOCRINOPATHIES ASSOCIATED WITH FALCIPARUM MALARIA

Ishma Aijazi, Monazza Chaudary, Sara Hussein Adam Mukhtar, Fadhil Mustafa Abdulla Al Shama

Abstract


Malaria is a common public health problem which may have high morbidity and mortality.  Physicians should be aware of the unusual presentations of this disease so that it can be timely diagnosed and treated. Herein we are presenting a case of falciparum malaria who presented to the hospital with carpopedal spasm and tetany.  We will subsequently discuss mineral homeostasis and the mechanisms of hypocalcemia in falciparum malaria and the dysregulation of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium metabolism.


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