Kalathil Gopalakrishna Pillai Gopikrishnan, Kalaivanan Naveen Chandher, Selvakumar Jagadeeswari


Congenital malaria isn’t common even though malaria is endemic in India. Here, we will be reporting about a neonate of age seven days with splenomegaly and fever diagnosed as congenital malaria. On smear study it was found to have malarial parasite incidentally. In a case of neonatal sepsis congenital malaria can be suspected. Early diagnosis and treatment is thus important in preventing neonatal mortality.


Malaria; Sepsis; Neonate; Newborn; Splenomegaly; Fever; Parasites; Mortality; Chloroquine; India.

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