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January 1973

Transfusion-Induced Malaria: Plasmodium vivax in a 5-Month-Old Child

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pediatric hematology (Dr. Seeler) and pediatric cardiology (Dr. Miller) of Cook County Children's Hospital (Drs. S-K. and C-H. Lin); the Department of Pediatrics, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, University of Illinois; and the Hektoen Institute for Medical Research, Chicago (Drs. Seeler and Miller).

Am J Dis Child. 1973;125(1):132-133. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.04160010092023

A 5-month-old infant developed malaria 16 days after cardiac surgery. After transfusion, one must consider the possibility of transfusion-induced malaria in any patient with the triad of fever, hepatosplenomegaly, and hemolysis.