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Medical Term:

hyperreactive malarious splenomegaly


Definition: a syndrome characterized by persistent splenomegaly, exceptionally high serum IgM and malaria antibody levels, and hepatic sinusoidal lymphocytosis; believed to be a disturbance in the T-lymphocyte control of the humoral response to recurrent malaria.

Synonym(s): tropic splenomegaly syndrome

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