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 10553 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Is malaria over-diagnosed? A world malaria day 2017 experience by Excellence and Friends Management Care Centre (EFMC) and partners, Abuja Nigeria.
 

Author(s): Obinna Ositadimma Oleribe, Princess Osita-Oleribe, Ekei Ekom, Oriaku Ofem, Chidi Igwesi, Obison Guy Chigozie, Munaonyeso Ekweghariri, Grace Iyalla, Simon David Taylor-Robinson

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Malaria remains a major cause of mortality across the world, but particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. WHO-sponsored World Malaria Day activity has helped to improve education and has contributed to a reduction in mortality globally in the past decade. However, much needs to be done ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Evaluation of the performance of the logistics management system of malaria control resources in the Littoral Department, Benin, in 2017].
 

Author(s): Abdou-Rahim Ouro-Koura, Emmanuel Ghislain Sopoh, Jerôme Charles Sossa, Yolaine Glèlè-Ahanhanzo, Victoire Agueh, Edgard-Marius Ouendo, Laurent Ouedraogo

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This study aimed to evaluate the performance of the logistics management system (LMS) of malaria control (MC) resources in the Littoral Department, Benin, in 2017.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Implications of current therapeutic restrictions for primaquine and tafenoquine in the radical cure of vivax malaria.
 

Author(s): James Watson, Walter R J Taylor, Germana Bancone, Cindy S Chu, Podjanee Jittamala, Nicholas J White

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The 8-aminoquinoline antimalarials, the only drugs which prevent relapse of vivax and ovale malaria (radical cure), cause dose-dependent oxidant haemolysis in individuals with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. Patients with <30% and <70% of normal G6PD activity ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Malaria" returned 1047 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Use of primaquine and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency testing: Divergent policies and practices in malaria endemic countries.
 

Author(s): Judith Recht, Elizabeth A Ashley, Nicholas J White

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Primaquine is the only available antimalarial drug that kills dormant liver stages of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale malarias and therefore prevents their relapse ('radical cure'). It is also the only generally available antimalarial that rapidly sterilises mature P. falciparum ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Mefloquine for preventing malaria in pregnant women.
 

Author(s): Raquel González, Clara Pons-Duran, Mireia Piqueras, John J Aponte, Feiko O Ter Kuile, Clara Menéndez

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The World Health Organization recommends intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for malaria for all women who live in moderate to high malaria transmission areas in Africa. However, parasite resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine has ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Recent Advances of Malaria Parasites Detection Systems Based on Mathematical Morphology.
 

Author(s): Andrea Loddo, Cecilia Di Ruberto, Michel Kocher

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Malaria is an epidemic health disease and a rapid, accurate diagnosis is necessary for proper intervention. Generally, pathologists visually examine blood stained slides for malaria diagnosis. Nevertheless, this kind of visual inspection is subjective, error-prone and time-consuming. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Safety of KAE609 in Adults With Uncomplicated Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria

 

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2018

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Rosiglitazone Adjunctive Therapy for Severe Malaria in Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Malaria

 

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2018

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Last Updated: 2 May 2018

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