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

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Malaria" returned 9297 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Increase in reported malaria cases prompts clarification regarding diagnosis and treatment. In reply.
 

Author(s): Henry M Feder

Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2014 Oct;90(8):523-4.

 

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2015

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Foreword: International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research.
 

Author(s): Malla R Rao

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2015 Sep;93(3 Suppl):1-4.

 

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2015

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Malaria situation, 2015.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2015 Nov;90(45):610-6.

 

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2015

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The terms "Malaria" returned 883 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Antimalarial drugs for preventing malaria during pregnancy and the risk of low birth weight: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and quasi-randomized trials.
 

Author(s): Flory Tsobo Muanda, Sonia Chaabane, Takoua Boukhris, Fabiano Santos, Odile Sheehy, Sylvie Perreault, Lucie Blais, Anick Bérard

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It is known that antimalarial drugs reduce the risk of low birth weight (LBW) in pregnant patients. However, a previous Cochrane review did not evaluate whether the level of antimalarial drug resistance could modify the protective effect of antimalarial drugs in this regard. In addition, ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2015

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Insecticide Resistance in Areas Under Investigation by the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research: A Challenge for Malaria Control and Elimination.
 

Author(s): Martha L Quiñones, Douglas E Norris, Jan E Conn, Marta Moreno, Thomas R Burkot, Hugo Bugoro, John B Keven, Robert Cooper, Guiyun Yan, Angel Rosas, Miriam Palomino, Martin J Donnelly, Henry D Mawejje, Alex Eapen, Jacqui Montgomery, Mamadou B Coulibaly, John C Beier, Ashwani Kumar

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2015 Sep;93(3 Suppl):69-78.

 

Scale-up of the main vector control interventions, residual insecticides sprayed on walls or structures and/or impregnated in bed nets, together with prompt diagnosis and effective treatment, have led to a global reduction in malaria transmission. However, resistance in vectors to ...

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2015

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Investigating the Pathogenesis of Severe Malaria: A Multidisciplinary and Cross-Geographical Approach.
 

Author(s): Samuel C Wassmer, Terrie E Taylor, Pradipsinh K Rathod, Saroj K Mishra, Sanjib Mohanty, Myriam Arevalo-Herrera, Manoj T Duraisingh, Joseph D Smith

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2015 Sep;93(3 Suppl):42-56.

 

More than a century after the discovery of Plasmodium spp. parasites, the pathogenesis of severe malaria is still not well understood. The majority of malaria cases are caused by Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, which differ in virulence, red blood cell tropism, cytoadhesion ...

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2015

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Mass Drug Administration With Dihydroartemisinin + Piperaquine for Reducing Malaria in Southern Zambia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria; Malaria, Falciparum

 

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2015

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Malaria in Early Life Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria; Plasmodium Vivax Malaria

 

Last Updated: 31 May 2014

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Randomized Trial of Erythropoietin During Cerebral Malaria
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Malaria

 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2008

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