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 7744 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Update on cases of delayed hemolysis after parenteral artesunate therapy for malaria - United States, 2008 and 2013.
 

Author(s): Magdalena M Paczkowski, Keren L Landman, Paul M Arguin,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2014 Aug;63(34):753-5.

 

Parenteral artesunate, a first-line treatment for severe malaria in several countries, is associated with increased survival and has a better safety profile compared with parenteral quinine or quinidine. However, parenteral artesunate has been associated with delayed hemolysis, leading ...

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2014

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Malaria in Poland in 2012.
 

Author(s): Małgorzata Stępień

Journal: Przegl Epidemiol. 2014 ;68(2):291-3, 387-8.

 

To describe the epidemiological situation of imported malaria in Poland in 2012 as compared with previous years.

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2014

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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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The terms "Malaria" returned 735 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Congenital malaria in China.
 

Author(s): Zhi-Yong Tao, Qiang Fang, Xue Liu, Richard Culleton, Li Tao, Hui Xia, Qi Gao

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Congenital malaria, in which infants are directly infected with malaria parasites from their mother prior to or during birth, is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs at relatively low rates in malaria-endemic regions. It is recognized as a serious problem in Plasmodium ...

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Cerebral malaria in children: using the retina to study the brain.
 

Author(s): Ian J C MacCormick, Nicholas A V Beare, Terrie E Taylor, Valentina Barrera, Valerie A White, Paul Hiscott, Malcolm E Molyneux, Baljean Dhillon, Simon P Harding

Journal: Brain. 2014 Aug;137(Pt 8):2119-42.

 

Cerebral malaria is a dangerous complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection, which takes a devastating toll on children in sub-Saharan Africa. Although autopsy studies have improved understanding of cerebral malaria pathology in fatal cases, information about in vivo neurovascular ...

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2014

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Clinical complications of G6PD deficiency in Latin American and Caribbean populations: systematic review and implications for malaria elimination programmes.
 

Author(s): Wuelton M Monteiro, Gabriel P Franca, Gisely C Melo, Amanda L M Queiroz, Marcelo Brito, Henry M Peixoto, Maria Regina F Oliveira, Gustavo A S Romero, Quique Bassat, Marcus V G Lacerda

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Although G6PDd individuals are generally asymptomatic throughout their life, the clinical burden of this genetic condition includes a range of haematological conditions, including acute haemolytic anaemia (AHA), neonatal jaundice (NNJ) and chronic non-sphaerocytic anaemia (CNSA). ...

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2014

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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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