Malaria

Common Name(s)

Malaria

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. Infection with malaria parasites may result in a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from absent or very mild symptoms to severe disease and even death. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. In general, malaria is a curable disease if diagnosed and treated promptly and correctly. Treatment depends on many factors including disease severity, the species of malaria parasite causing the infection and the part of the world in which the infection was acquired.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Malaria" returned 10401 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Severe Malaria in African Children - The Need for Continuing Investment.
 

Author(s): Kathryn Maitland

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Dec;375(25):2416-2417.

 

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2016

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Elevated adiponectin but varied response in circulating leptin levels to falciparum malaria in type 2 diabetics and non-diabetic controls.
 

Author(s): Samuel Acquah, Benjamin Ackon Eghan, Johnson Nyarko Boampong

Journal: Biomed J. 2016 Oct;39(5):346-353.

 

To investigate effects of falciparum malaria on circulating levels of leptin and adiponectin in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and non-diabetic controls in relation to measures of adiposity.

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2016

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Absence of asymptomatic cases of malaria in a historically endemic indigenous locality of the Department of Caaguazú, Paraguay: moving toward elimination.
 

Author(s): Eugenia Duarte de Barrios, Graciela Russomando, Florencia Del Puerto

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;49(5):637-640.

 

Paraguay was among the 16 countries that reported zero indigenous malaria cases in 2014.

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2016

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The terms "Malaria" returned 1004 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lessons learnt from 20 years surveillance of malaria drug resistance prior to the policy change in Burkina Faso.
 

Author(s): Halidou Tinto, Innocent Valea, Jean-Bosco Ouédraogo, Tinga Robert Guiguemdé

Journal: Ann Parasitol. 2016 ;62(1):17-24.

 

The history of drug resistance to the previous antimalarial drugs, and the potential for resistance to evolve to Artemisinin-based combination therapies, demonstrates the necessity to set-up a good surveillance system in order to provide early warning of the development of resistance. ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2016

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Gametocyte carriage in uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria following treatment with artemisinin combination therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data.
 

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Gametocytes are responsible for transmission of malaria from human to mosquito. Artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) reduces post-treatment gametocyte carriage, dependent upon host, parasite and pharmacodynamic factors. The gametocytocidal properties of antimalarial drugs are important ...

Last Updated: 25 May 2016

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Dendritic Cells and Their Multiple Roles during Malaria Infection.
 

Author(s): Kelly N S Amorim, Daniele C G Chagas, Fernando B Sulczewski, Silvia B Boscardin

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2016 ;2016():2926436.

 

Dendritic cells (DCs) play a central role in the initiation of adaptive immune responses, efficiently presenting antigens to T cells. This ability relies on the presence of numerous surface and intracellular receptors capable of sensing microbial components as well as inflammation ...

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Rosiglitazone Adjunctive Therapy for Severe Malaria in Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria

 

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2016

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Providers' Compliance to Malaria Treatment
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria

 

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2015

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