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 7692 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Parasite burden and severity of malaria in Tanzanian children.
 

Author(s): Bronner P Gonçalves, Michal Fried, Patrick E Duffy

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Jul;371(5):482.

 

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2014

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Treatment of malaria--a continuing challenge.
 

Author(s): Brian Greenwood

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Jul;371(5):474-5.

 

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2014

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Spread of artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
 

Author(s): Elizabeth A Ashley, Mehul Dhorda, Rick M Fairhurst, Chanaki Amaratunga, Parath Lim, Seila Suon, Sokunthea Sreng, Jennifer M Anderson, Sivanna Mao, Baramey Sam, Chantha Sopha, Char Meng Chuor, Chea Nguon, Siv Sovannaroth, Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, Podjanee Jittamala, Kesinee Chotivanich, Kitipumi Chutasmit, Chaiyaporn Suchatsoonthorn, Ratchadaporn Runcharoen, Tran Tinh Hien, Nguyen Thanh Thuy-Nhien, Ngo Viet Thanh, Nguyen Hoan Phu, Ye Htut, Kay-Thwe Han, Kyin Hla Aye, Olugbenga A Mokuolu, Rasaq R Olaosebikan, Olaleke O Folaranmi, Mayfong Mayxay, Maniphone Khanthavong, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Paul N Newton, Marie A Onyamboko, Caterina I Fanello, Antoinette K Tshefu, Neelima Mishra, Neena Valecha, Aung Pyae Phyo, Francois Nosten, Poravuth Yi, Rupam Tripura, Steffen Borrmann, Mahfudh Bashraheil, Judy Peshu, M Abul Faiz, Aniruddha Ghose, M Amir Hossain, Rasheda Samad, M Ridwanur Rahman, M Mahtabuddin Hasan, Akhterul Islam, Olivo Miotto, Roberto Amato, Bronwyn MacInnis, Jim Stalker, Dominic P Kwiatkowski, Zbynek Bozdech, Atthanee Jeeyapant, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Tharisara Sakulthaew, Jeremy Chalk, Benjamas Intharabut, Kamolrat Silamut, Sue J Lee, Benchawan Vihokhern, Chanon Kunasol, Mallika Imwong, Joel Tarning, Walter J Taylor, Shunmay Yeung, Charles J Woodrow, Jennifer A Flegg, Debashish Das, Jeffery Smith, Meera Venkatesan, Christopher V Plowe, Kasia Stepniewska, Philippe J Guerin, Arjen M Dondorp, Nicholas P Day, Nicholas J White,

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Jul;371(5):411-23.

 

Artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum has emerged in Southeast Asia and now poses a threat to the control and elimination of malaria. Mapping the geographic extent of resistance is essential for planning containment and elimination strategies.

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Malaria" returned 726 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Invasive bacterial co-infection in African children with Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): James Church, Kathryn Maitland

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Severe malaria remains a major cause of pediatric hospital admission across Africa. Invasive bacterial infection (IBI) is a recognized complication of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, resulting in a substantially worse outcome. Whether a biological relationship exists between malaria ...

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2014

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Blocking malaria transmission to Anopheles mosquitoes using artemisinin derivatives and primaquine: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Solomon Mequanente Abay

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Among the currently used drugs in malaria case management, artemisinin derivatives and primaquine have an impact on the transmissible stages of Plasmodium falciparum. Hence, they reduce the transmission of the parasite from the patient to the mosquitoes. The present study aimed to ...

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2014

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Malaria in developing countries.
 

Author(s): Gema Ruíz López Del Prado, Cristina Hernán García, Lourdes Moreno Cea, Virginia Fernández Espinilla, Ma Fe Muñoz Moreno, Antonio Delgado Márquez, Ma José Polo Polo, Irene Andrés García

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Malaria still poses a real threat to travellers, particularly in areas with high transmission rates such as sub-Saharan Africa, Papua New Guinea, and the South Pacific islands. Malaria causes an estimated 660,000 deaths each year from 219 million cases of illness. It is a preventable ...

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2014

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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: 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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Last Updated: 16 Feb 2013

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