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A 30-year-old man plans a trip to India and is advised to take prophylaxis for malaria. Three days after beginning treatment, he develops dark urine, pallor, fatigue, and jaundice. Hematocrit is 30% (it had been 43%) and reticulocyte count is 7%. He stops taking the medication. Treatment should consist of (AIIMS Nov 2014)

A Splenectomy

B Administration of methylene blue

C Administration of vitamin E

D Exchange transfusions

E No additional treatment is required

Ans. E No additional treatment is required