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 9808 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mortality, Morbidity, and Developmental Outcomes in Infants Born to Women Who Received Either Mefloquine or Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine as Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy: A Cohort Study.
 

Author(s): María Rupérez, Raquel González, Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma, Abdunoor M Kabanywanyi, Esperança Sevene, Smaïla Ouédraogo, Mwaka A Kakolwa, Anifa Vala, Manfred Accrombessi, Valérie Briand, John J Aponte, Rella Manego Zoleko, Ayôla A Adegnika, Michel Cot, Peter G Kremsner, Achille Massougbodji, Salim Abdulla, Michael Ramharter, Eusébio Macete, Clara Menéndez

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Little is known about the effects of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) on the health of sub-Saharan African infants. We have evaluated the safety of IPTp with mefloquine (MQ) compared to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) for important infant health and ...

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2016

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Sensitive Detection of Plasmodium vivax Using a High-Throughput, Colourimetric Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (HtLAMP) Platform: A Potential Novel Tool for Malaria Elimination.
 

Author(s): Sumudu Britton, Qin Cheng, Matthew J Grigg, Catherine B Poole, Cielo Pasay, Timothy William, Kimberley Fornace, Nicholas M Anstey, Colin J Sutherland, Chris Drakeley, James S McCarthy

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Plasmodium vivax malaria has a wide geographic distribution and poses challenges to malaria elimination that are likely to be greater than those of P. falciparum. Diagnostic tools for P. vivax infection in non-reference laboratory settings are limited to microscopy and rapid diagnostic ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2016

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Achieving universal testing for malaria.
 

Author(s): Eleanor Ochodo, Paul Garner, David Sinclair

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Last Updated: 5 Feb 2016

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The terms "Malaria" returned 964 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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The Link between Plasmodium falciparum Malaria and Endemic Burkitt's Lymphoma-New Insight into a 50-Year-Old Enigma.
 

Author(s): David Thorley-Lawson, Kirk W Deitsch, Karen A Duca, Charles Torgbor

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Last Updated: 22 Jan 2016

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"Asymptomatic" Malaria: A Chronic and Debilitating Infection That Should Be Treated.
 

Author(s): Ingrid Chen, Siân E Clarke, Roly Gosling, Busiku Hamainza, Gerry Killeen, Alan Magill, Wendy O'Meara, Ric N Price, Eleanor M Riley

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Last Updated: 20 Jan 2016

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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: 12 Nov 2015

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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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