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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 422-

First case of acute haemorrhagic leucoencephalitis following Plasmodium vivax infection: Comment

P Shanbag 
 Department of Pediatrics, Employees State Insurance-Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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P Shanbag
Department of Pediatrics, Employees State Insurance-Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

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Shanbag P. First case of acute haemorrhagic leucoencephalitis following Plasmodium vivax infection: Comment.Indian J Med Microbiol 2013;31:422-422

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Shanbag P. First case of acute haemorrhagic leucoencephalitis following Plasmodium vivax infection: Comment. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Oct 28 ];31:422-422
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Dear sir,

I read with interest the case report by Venugopal and Haider in the January-March issue of your esteemed journal. [1] However, their claim that it is the first case of acute haemorrhagic leucoencephalitis following Plasmodium vivax malaria is not tenable.

Yadav et al., have published a case of acute necrotising encephalopathy associated with P. vivax malaria in the March 2010 issue of the Indian Journal of Paediatrics. [2]

A proper literature search using Medical Subject Headings terms can minimise errors of this sort.

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We would like to thank Dr. Nilima Kshirsagar, Dean of our Institution, for permitting us to publish this manuscript.

References

1Venugopal V, Haider M. First case of acute hemorrhagic leucoencephalitis following Plasmodium vivax infection. Indian J Med Microbiol 2013;31:79-81.
2Yadav S, Das CJ, KumarV, Lodha R. Acute necrotizing encephalopathy. Indian J Pediatr 2010;77:307-9.