Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia caused by Plasmodium vivax malaria

S. H. Yale, A. Adlakha, T. J. Sebo, J. H. Ryu

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Abstract

A 64-year-old woman developed a relapse of Plasmodium vivax malaria followed by a rapidly progressive diffuse patchy pulmonary process. Open lung biopsy specimen showed bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP). After corticosteroid therapy was initiated, there was both clinical and radiographic improvement. This is believed to be the first reported association of BOOP with malaria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1294-1296
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume104
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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