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A Case of Malaria in a University Student After Returning from Camping Trip

AUTHORS

V Wiwanitkit 1 , *

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Department of laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330 Thailand; Physician at Health Unit, Student Affairs, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok 10330 Thailand.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 8 (2); 87-89
Published Online: April 1, 2007
Article Type: Case Report
Received: July 1, 2006
Accepted: August 29, 2006

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Abstract

Malaria is a mosquito-borne parasitic infection. In human, malaria is an important one is an potentially mortal mosquito-borne illness characterized by cyclic battles of fever with inflexibility of muscle, shaking and sweating in the tropical countries. Here, the author reports a case of malaria in a university study after returning from camping trip. This case can imply the importance of travel medicine and bring the attention of the physician in the Western in facing up with a case of unexplained fever returning from trips in tropical forest in Southeast Asia.

Keywords

malaria, camping.

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