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2022 Aug

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


Spontaneous bilateral subdural hematoma in a patient with a prosthetic valve and association with plasmodium vivax malaria: A rare case report.


Abdi I A, Sidow N O, Sheikh Hassan M, Farah Yusuf Mohamud M, Karataş M
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2022 Aug; 80:104191.
PMID: 36045832.


Bilateral subdural hematoma (SDH) is a very rare condition which can occur without any apparent etiology. It's characterized by a lower frequency of focal neurological impairments, which could delay the diagnosis and postpone treatment. The reported incidence of an acute spontaneous subdural hematoma (SSH) varies between 2% and 6.7% of all acute SDH. SDH following Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) infection are uncommon to our knowledge, only two cases of SDH linked with P. vivax infection have been documented in the literature.