General Parasitology and Protozoa
A 29-year-old man feels tired and has sore muscles, so he consults a physician, who examines him, but decides not to admit him to the hospital. The man subsequently develops a disabling illness complicated by severe anemia, pulmonary edema, renal failure, and shock. Which of the following organisms is the most likely pathogen? (AIPG 2012)
a.This is the history of complicated P. Falciparum infection.
b. The complications associated with P. Falciparum include: pernicious malaria, black water fever, algid malaria, cerebral malaria, pulmonary edema, ARDS and metabolic acidosis.