Overwhelming parasitemia with Plasmodium falciparum infection in a patient receiving infliximab therapy for rheumatoid arthritis.

Estella M. Geraghty, Bryan Ristow, Shelley M. Gordon, Paul B Aronowitz

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Abstract

We describe a 45-year-old woman receiving infliximab therapy for rheumatoid arthritis who developed an overwhelming Plasmodium falciparum infection with cerebral malaria. Physicians should be aware that patients receiving tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, such as infliximab, may be at increased risk of life-threatening malarial infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume44
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2007

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  • Medicine(all)

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