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Malaria MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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general or unspecified; prefer specifics; specify Plasmodium species if possible but note P. falciparum malaria equals MALARIA, FALCIPARUM; P. vivax malaria equals MALARIA, VIVAX; tertian malaria equals MALARIA, VIVAX, quartan malaria: coordinate with PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; malariotherapy equals HYPERTHERMIA, INDUCED: do not confuse with MALARIA /‌ther
Scope Note
A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.
Entry Term(s)
Infections, Plasmodium
Marsh Fever
Plasmodium Infections
Remittent Fever
See Also
Public MeSH Note
MALARIA CONTROL was heading 1963-66
Online Note
use MALARIA to search MALARIA CONTROL 1966
History Note
MALARIA CONTROL was heading 1963-66
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Malaria Preferred
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