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Vincent Audard and Anissa Moktefi

Malaria, a potentially life-threatening disease, is the most prevalent endemic infectious disease worldwide, affecting millions of people in tropical areas. In European and Western countries, malaria is acquired during travel to areas in which the disease is endemic. Kidney involvement, including acute kidney injury, is seen in up to 60% of patients with severe malaria and is frequently observed with Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium malariae. However, the modern era has seen the spectrum of glomerular damage associated with malaria infection widened.

In a retrospective study performed in France (1), we identified 23 patients (22