Severe malaria complicated by circulatory shock is known as algid malaria. Cases of severe imported malaria are seen increasingly frequently in emergency . Malaria, especially falciparum malaria, can cause various complications involving various systems of the body. Cerebral .. This is called “Algid Malaria”. The. Clinical features. Some patients are admitted in a state of collapse, with a systolic blood pressure less than 80 mmHg ( kPa) in the supine position (less than.

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[Algid malaria].

Although not identical, the late inflammatory response in severe malaria leading to capillary permeability shares many similarities with the immunologic response in bacterial sepsis. Possible sites of associated infection should be sought, malarla. Management of Severe Malaria: Cases of severe imported malaria are seen algd frequently in emergency departments in the United States, Europe, and other locales.

Circulatory collapse is also seen in patients with pulmonary oedema or metabolic acidosis, and following massive gastrointestinal haemorrhage or ruptured spleen.


She was resuscitated with 5. Our case report discusses a patient with severe imported malaria complicated by shock, successfully managed with large-volume fluid resuscitation, hemodynamic optimization, early antimalarial agents, and broad-spectrum antibiotics. mqlaria

algid malaria

Export document as PDF file. Some patients are admitted in a state of collapse, with a systolic blood pressure less than 80 mmHg Table 1 Antimalarial chemotherapy of severe falciparum malaria. Who is at risk?

Special clinical features of severe malaria and management of common complications in children. Common errors in diagnosis and management. Clinical features and management of complications in adults. The Glasgow coma scale. Measurement of central venous pressure.

Abnormal bleeding and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Severe malaria complicated by circulatory shock is known as algid malaria.

Algid malaria treated with early goal-directed therapy.

Please provide your feedback. She had rapid reversal of circulatory shock, cleared her parasitemia in less than 48 hours with antimalarial therapy, and was discharged home on hospital day 6 in good condition. Haematological and biochemical findings.

A coma scale for children. Dehydration with hypovolaemia may also contribute to hypotension. A year-old woman, who immigrated 2 weeks ago from Niger, Africa, presented to the emergency department of an urban teaching hospital with fever, hypotension, and malaise.


The optimal resuscitation strategy for algid malaria is unknown, and volume restriction has been advocated as a means to prevent life-threatening cerebral and pulmonary edema. Special clinical features and management of severe malaria in pregnancy. Cannulating the femoral vein. This report questions the strategy of cautious fluid resuscitation in algid malaria and suggests that case series comparing goal-directed resuscitation to historic controls along with prospective multicenter controlled trials should be conducted to determine the best fluid resuscitation strategy.

Notes on antimalarial drugs. Setting up an intra-osseous infusion in children. The optimal volume resuscitation strategy for patients with severe malaria is not well-defined.

Summary of the management of severe falciparum malaria. Fluid and electrolyte disturbances. In some countries this clinical picture is often associated with a complicating Gram-negative septicaemia. If these are not available give isotonic saline.