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Malaria

Abstract

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Synonyms of Malaria

  • Acute Malaria
  • Ague
  • Autochthonous Malaria
  • Chronic Malaria
  • Imported Malaria
  • Induced Malaria
  • Intermittent Malaria
  • Jungle Fever
  • Paludism
  • Relapsing Malaria
  • Swamp Fever
  • Therapeutic Malaria

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Aesthetivoautumnal Fever
  • Algid Malaria
  • Benign Tertian Malaria
  • Bilious Remittent Malaria
  • Blackwater Fever
  • Cerebral Malaria
  • Double Tertian Malaria
  • Dysentric Algid Malaria
  • Falciparum Fever
  • Gastric Malaria
  • Hemorrhagic Malaria
  • Malaria Comatosa
  • Malignant Tertian Fever
  • Malignant Tertian Malaria
  • Nonan Malaria
  • Ovale Tertian Malaria
  • Pernicious Malaria
  • Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria
  • Plasmodium Malariae Malaria
  • Plasmodium Ovale Malaria
  • Plasmodium Vivax Malaria
  • Quartan Fever
  • Quartan Malaria
  • Quotidian Fever
  • Quotidian Malaria
  • Remittent Malaria
  • Tertian Fever
  • Tertian Malaria
  • Vivax Fever

General Discussion

Malaria is a communicable parasitic disorder spread through the bite of the Anopheles mosquito. Major symptoms may vary depending on which species of parasite causes the infection and the stage of development of the parasite. Chills and fever commonly occur, although not every case follows the same pattern. Although the disorder was once thought to be under control throughout the world, malaria is a widespread infection especially in the tropics where certain types of mosquitos are becoming resistant to pesticides. The annual number of cases reported in the United States has increased in recent years.

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