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 7958 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Malaria surveillance--United States, 2012.
 

Author(s): Karen A Cullen, Paul M Arguin,

Journal: MMWR Surveill Summ. 2014 Dec;63(12):1-22.

 

Malaria in humans is caused by intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus Plasmodium. These parasites are transmitted by the bite of an infective female Anopheles mosquito. The majority of malaria infections in the United States occur among persons who have traveled to regions with ongoing ...

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2014

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Supplementation with multivitamins and vitamin A and incidence of malaria among HIV-infected Tanzanian women.
 

Author(s): Ibironke O Olofin, Donna Spiegelman, Said Aboud, Christopher Duggan, Goodarz Danaei, Wafaie W Fawzi

Journal: J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr.. 2014 Dec;67 Suppl 4():S173-8.

 

HIV and malaria infections occur in the same individuals, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. We examined whether daily multivitamin supplementation (vitamins B complex, C, and E) or vitamin A supplementation altered malaria incidence in HIV-infected women of reproductive age.

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Spread of artemisinin resistance in malaria.
 

Author(s): Michael Hawkes, Andrea L Conroy, Kevin C Kain

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Nov;371(20):1944-5.

 

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2014

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The terms "Malaria" returned 760 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fatal cerebral malaria: a venous efflux problem.
 

Author(s): Ute Frevert, Adéla Nacer

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Most Plasmodium falciparum-infected children with cerebral malaria (CM) die from respiratory arrest, but the underlying pathology is unclear. Here we present a model in which the ultimate cause of death from CM is severe intracranial hypertension. Dynamic imaging of mice infected ...

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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Malaria and hypertension. Another co-evolutionary adaptation?
 

Author(s): Julio Gallego-Delgado, Ana Rodriguez

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Last Updated: 18 Sep 2014

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Malaria in school-age children in Africa: an increasingly important challenge.
 

Author(s): Joaniter Nankabirwa, Simon J Brooker, Sian E Clarke, Deepika Fernando, Caroline W Gitonga, David Schellenberg, Brian Greenwood

Journal: Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2014 Nov;19(11):1294-309.

 

School-age children have attracted relatively little attention as a group in need of special measures to protect them against malaria. However, increasing success in lowering the level of malaria transmission in many previously highly endemic areas will result in children acquiring ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2014

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria; Malaria, Falciparum

 

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2014

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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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