International Clinical and Medical Case Reports Journal (ISSN: 2832-5788) | Volume 2, Issue 8 | Case Report | Open Access

Case Report: The Sleeping Parasite

Matthew Kurian*

Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

*Correspondence to: Matthew Kurian 

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Malaria has been a highly prevalent disease in the U.S. service members since World War II. According to the WHO 2022 World Malaria Report, a total of 247 million cases of malaria were reported worldwide resulting in roughly 619,000-with the majority of those occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa. The diagnosis and management of malaria can be difficult given its relapsing and remitting nature. There are not many reported cases of malaria diagnosis and treatment months after initial infection. This case report presents an unusual presentation of Plasmodium vivax in a U.S. service member who was deployed to Afghanistan and presented twelve months after initial deployment with new symptoms and diagnosis of malaria.


Malaria; Plasmodium falciparum; Plasmodium vivax; Aenopheles mosquito


Matthew Kurian, Linda He, Kanithra Sekaran.Case Report: The Sleeping Parasite. Int Clinc Med Case Rep Jour. 2023;2(8):1-8.