FALCIPARUM MALARIA PRESENTING WITH TETANY: ENDOCRINOPATHIES ASSOCIATED WITH FALCIPARUM MALARIA

Authors

  • Ishma Aijazi Dubai Hospital Dubai Health Authority United Arab Emirates
  • Monazza Chaudary Dubai Hospital Dubai Health Authority United Arab Emirates
  • Sara Hussein Adam Mukhtar Dubai Hospital Dubai Health Authority United Arab Emirates
  • Fadhil Mustafa Abdulla Al Shama Dubai Hospital Dubai Health Authority United Arab Emirates

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.

Author Biographies

Ishma Aijazi, Dubai Hospital Dubai Health Authority United Arab Emirates

senior specialist registrarinternal medicine departmentDubai hospitalDubaiU.A.E

Monazza Chaudary, Dubai Hospital Dubai Health Authority United Arab Emirates

Intern Department of internal medicine, Dubai hospital. Dubai. U.A.E

Sara Hussein Adam Mukhtar, Dubai Hospital Dubai Health Authority United Arab Emirates

Senior ResidentDepartment of internal medicine, Dubai hospital. Dubai U.A.E

Fadhil Mustafa Abdulla Al Shama, Dubai Hospital Dubai Health Authority United Arab Emirates

Consultant and head of Internal medicine department, Dubai hospital. Dubai Health Authority, Dubai. U.A.E

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2020-02-05

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