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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 75-77

Hyperreactive malarial syndrome with noncirrhotic portal hypertension


1 Department of Medicine, JN Medical College, DMIMS Deemed University, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 004, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology, JN Medical College, DMIMS Deemed University, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 004, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sourya Acharya
Department of Medicine, JN Medical College, DMIMS Deemed University, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 004, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.77194

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Patients from tropical areas where malaria is endemic sometimes present with massive splenomagaly, that is usually known as tropical splenomegaly syndrome after ruling out other possible causes of splenomegaly. At present this condition is defined as hyperreactive malarial syndrome (HMS). One of the rarest and unique complication of HMS is prehepatic type of portal hypertension/ noncirrhotic portal hypertension. We report a case of HMS with prehepatic portal hypertension.


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