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 9986 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Accuracy of clinical diagnosis and malaria rapid diagnostic test and its influence on the management of children with fever under reduced malaria burden in Misungwi district, Mwanza Tanzania.
 

Author(s): Daniel Ndaki Nkonya, Donath Samuel Tarimo, Rogath Saika Kishimba

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Malaria diagnosis is known to be non-specific because of the overlap of symptoms of malaria with other infectious diseases that is made worse with declining malaria burden. Though the use of malaria rapid diagnostic test (mRDT) for malaria confirmation has universally been adopted, ...

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2017

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Differentiating between dengue fever and malaria using hematological parameters in endemic areas of Thailand.
 

Author(s): Manas Kotepui, Bhukdee PhunPhuech, Nuoil Phiwklam, Kwuntida Uthaisar

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Dengue fever (DF) and malaria are the two major public health concerns in tropical countries such as Thailand. Early differentiation between dengue and malaria could help clinicians to identify patients who should be closely monitored for signs of dengue hemorrhagic fever or severe ...

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2017

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Therapeutic efficacy and effects of artemisinin-based combination treatments on uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria -associated anaemia in Nigerian children during seven years of adoption as first-line treatments.
 

Author(s): Akintunde Sowunmi, Kazeem Akano, Godwin Ntadom, Adejumoke I Ayede, Folasade O Ibironke, Temitope Aderoyeje, Elsie O Adewoye, Bayo Fatunmbi, Stephen Oguche, Henrietta U Okafor, Ismaila Watila, Martin Meremikwu, Philip Agomo, William Ogala, Chimere Agomo, Onikepe A Folarin, Grace O Gbotosho, Christian T Happi

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Artemisinin-based combination treatments (ACTs) are the first-line treatments of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in many endemic areas but there are few evaluation of their efficacy in anaemic malarious children.

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2017

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The terms "Malaria" returned 992 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Recent advances in malaria genomics and epigenomics.
 

Author(s): Sebastian Kirchner, B Joanne Power, Andrew P Waters

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Malaria continues to impose a significant disease burden on low- and middle-income countries in the tropics. However, revolutionary progress over the last 3 years in nucleic acid sequencing, reverse genetics, and post-genome analyses has generated step changes in our understanding ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2016

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Could Plasmodium vivax malaria trigger malnutrition? Revisiting the Bradford Hill criteria to assess a causal relationship between two neglected problems.
 

Author(s): Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Márcia Araújo Alexandre, André Siqueira, Gisely Melo, Gustavo Adolfo Sierra Romero, Efrem d'Ávila, Silvana Gomes Benzecry, Heitor Pons Leite, Marcus Vinícius Guimarães Lacerda

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;49(3):274-8.

 

The benign characteristics formerly attributed to Plasmodium vivax infections have recently changed owing to the increasing number of reports of severe vivax malaria resulting in a broad spectrum of clinical complications, probably including undernutrition. Causal inference is a complex ...

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2016

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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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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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Last Updated: 2 Feb 2017

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Providers' Compliance to Malaria Treatment
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria

 

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2015

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