Infectious / inflammatory disorders

Author: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 March 2018, last major update October 2012

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PubMed Search: Malaria[TI] spleen[TI]

Cite this page: Mansouri, J. Malaria. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/spleenmalaria.html. Accessed July 16th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • May result in splenic rupture, infarction or rarely sudden death, especially with infection by Plasmodium falciparum (Leg Med (Tokyo) 2012;14:111)
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • 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)