Malaria

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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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Malaria" returned 9936 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Plasmodium falciparum malaria: evaluation of three imported cases].
 

Author(s): Ahmet Çağkan İnkaya, Filiz Kaya, İrem Yıldız, Ömrüm Uzun, Sibel Ergüven

Journal: Mikrobiyol Bul. 2016 Apr;50(2):328-32.

 

Among Plasmodium species the causative agent of malaria in Turkey is P.vivax, however the incidence of imported falciparum malaria cases is steadily increasing. P.falciparum may cause severe malaria with the involvement of central nervous system, acute renal failure, severe anemia ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2016

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[Evaluation of epidemiological data of malaria between 2001-2011 in Sanliurfa, Turkey].
 

Author(s): Nebiye Yentür Doni, Fadile Yıldız Zeyrek, Adnan Seyrek, Zeynep Şimşek, Gülcan Gürses, Seher Topluoğlu

Journal: Mikrobiyol Bul. 2016 Apr;50(2):307-14.

 

Although Plasmodium vivax is the only cause of malaria cases detected in Turkey, an increase number of imported P.falciparum cases have begun to be observed recently. Sanliurfa is a province located at Southeastern region of Turkey where malaria is endemic and also one of the two ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2016

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Tumor necrosis factor reduces Plasmodium falciparum growth and activates calcium signaling in human malaria parasites.
 

Author(s): Laura N Cruz, Yang Wu, Henning Ulrich, Alister G Craig, Célia R S Garcia

Journal: Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 2016 Jul;1860(7):1489-97.

 

Plasmodium has a complex biology including the ability to interact with host signals modulating their function through cellular machinery. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) elicits diverse cellular responses including effects in malarial pathology and increased infected erythrocyte cytoadherence. ...

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2016

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The terms "Malaria" returned 976 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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Tools and Strategies for Malaria Control and Elimination: What Do We Need to Achieve a Grand Convergence in Malaria?
 

Author(s): Janet Hemingway, Rima Shretta, Timothy N C Wells, David Bell, Abdoulaye A Djimdé, Nicole Achee, Gao Qi

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Progress made in malaria control during the past decade has prompted increasing global dialogue on malaria elimination and eradication. The product development pipeline for malaria has never been stronger, with promising new tools to detect, treat, and prevent malaria, including innovative ...

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2016

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Oral iron supplements for children in malaria-endemic areas.
 

Author(s): Ami Neuberger, Joseph Okebe, Dafna Yahav, Mical Paul

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Iron-deficiency anaemia is common during childhood. Iron administration has been claimed to increase the risk of malaria.

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Malaria in Early Life Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria; Plasmodium Vivax Malaria

 

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2016

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Plasmodium Resistance in A. Gambiae
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria; Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria

 

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2010

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Effectiveness of Mass Drug Administration for Reducing Seasonal Malaria Transmission in Zanzibar
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria; Plasmodium Infections

 

Last Updated: 3 May 2016

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