In travelers returning from endemic areas, which findings suggest malaria?

Updated: Apr 26, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In returning travelers from endemic areas, malaria is suggested by the triad of thrombocytopenia, elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels, and atypical lymphocytes. These findings should prompt obtaining malarial smears.


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