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Fig. 15

From: Parasitic diseases as a cause of acute abdominal pain: imaging findings

Fig. 15

A 39-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with a 1-week history of mild abdominal pain and fever. Physical examination was unremarkable except for splenomegaly. Blood analysis demonstrated thrombocytopenia. a Axial contrast-enhanced CT image shows splenomegaly (asterisk). There was no sign of splenic infarction, hematoma, and rupture at the time of diagnosis. b, c CT scan of the chest showed bilateral mild pleural effusion (asterisks, b) and centrally located ground-glass opacities (arrows, c). The findings raised suspicion for non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema. The imaging findings were not specific for any particular type of disorder. Nevertheless, the final diagnosis was made by a peripheral blood smear examination showing the plasmodium falciparum infection

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