Infectious / inflammatory disorders
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Revised: 11 April 2013, last major update October 2012
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- May result in splenic rupture, infarction, or rarely sudden death, especially with infection by Plasmodium falciparum (Leg Med (Tokyo) 2012;14:111)
- Hallmark finding is vascular congestion with adherence to endothelial wall by parasitized red blood cells, macrophages contain brown malarial pigment, disorganized architecture with loss of marginal zone and ill-defined T cell zones
(Cell Microbiol 2012;14:343)
Malaria in liver (left) and spleen (right)|
End of Spleen > Infectious / inflammatory disorders > Malaria
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