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Sub-acute intestinal obstruction – a rare complication of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in an adult: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, July 2018
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Title
Sub-acute intestinal obstruction – a rare complication of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in an adult: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13256-018-1730-z
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Authors

Tim Divine Bonghaseh, Domin Sone M. Ekaney, Michael Budzi, Gerald Ekwen, Steve Kyota

Abstract

Malaria remains a major public health problem in most tropical countries. It occasionally presents with both typical and atypical signs and symptoms. Gastrointestinal manifestations are common in malaria endemic areas but intestinal obstruction as a complication is extremely rare. We present the case of a 42-year-old black African man who presented with signs and symptoms of intestinal obstruction and was diagnosed as having Plasmodium falciparum malaria. He was successfully treated with both parenteral and orally administered antimalarial medication and the intestinal obstruction subsequently resolved. With intestinal obstruction being an important cause of morbidity and mortality, we report this case to highlight this rare complication of malaria and therefore increase physicians' awareness and prompt diagnosis and management.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 8 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 38%
Student > Bachelor 1 13%
Lecturer 1 13%
Other 1 13%
Researcher 1 13%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 25%
Computer Science 1 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 13%
Psychology 1 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 13%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 January 2020.
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#2,428,711
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#181
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