Biswabikash Mohanty1* and Krupesh Nandeeshwara2
1BR Life Kalinga Hospital, Bhubaneshwar, India
2HCG Cancer Center, Bangalore, India
We report a case of 34 year old man with falciparum malaria complicated with severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) with hypoxemia refractory to conventional mechanical ventilation. We had put the patient in prone position ventilation early in the course of ARDS and continued prone ventilation for few days until the hypoxemia improved. Gradually the patient improved clinically and successfully discharged from the hospital after 32 days. Hence early implications of prone position ventilation in severe ARDS in are source limited setting can be lifesaving.
Falciparum malaria; ARDS; Prone ventilation
Mohanty B, Nandeeshwara K. A Case Report of Severe ARDS due to Falciparum Malaria: Successfully Managed with Prone Position Ventilation. Ann Clin Anesth Res. 2019; 3(1): 1018.