Imported Malaria Caused by Plasmodium falciparum: A Global Problem

Basaran S. , Simsek-Yavuz S., Cagatay A., Oncul O. , Ozsut H. , Eraksoy H.

KLIMIK JOURNAL, vol.30, no.3, pp.120-125, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/kd.2017.30
  • Title of Journal : KLIMIK JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.120-125


Objective: Plasmodium falciparum acquired abroad, has become the main causative malaria agent in Turkey due to the elimination of endemic P. vivax in recent years. By describing clinical, laboratory and treatment features of imported malaria cases caused by P. falciparum, we aimed to distinguish it from other infectious diseases with similar epidemiological and clinical features, such as viral haemorrhagic fevers, and therefore to ensure the recognition of this kind of deadly malaria earlier.