Plasmodium vivax malaria-associated acute kidney injury, India, 2010-2011

Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 May;18(5):842-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1805.111442.


Plasmodium vivax is causing increasingly more cases of severe malaria worldwide. Among 25 cases in India during 2010-2011, associated conditions were renal failure, thrombocytopenia, jaundice, severe anemia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, shock, cerebral malaria, hypoglycemia, and death. Further studies are needed to determine why P. vivax malaria is becoming more severe.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury / diagnosis
  • Acute Kidney Injury / parasitology*
  • Acute Kidney Injury / therapy
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Humans
  • India
  • Kidney / pathology
  • Malaria, Vivax / complications*
  • Malaria, Vivax / diagnosis
  • Young Adult