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Malaria

MedGen UID:
7443
Concept ID:
C0024530
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Fever, Marsh; Fever, Remittent; Infection, Plasmodium; Infections, Plasmodium; Marsh Fever; Paludism; Plasmodium Infection; Plasmodium Infections; Remittent Fever
Modes of inheritance:
not inherited
MedGen UID:
832438
Concept ID:
CN227390
Intellectual Product
Source: Orphanet
Describes a disorder that is not inherited.
not inherited (Orphanet)
SNOMED CT: Malaria (61462000); Paludism (61462000); Plasmodiosis (61462000); Disease due to Plasmodiidae (105649009); Disease caused by Plasmodiidae (105649009); Malarial fever (248437004)
 
Orphanet: ORPHA673

Definition

Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. You get it when an infected mosquito bites you. Malaria is a major cause of death worldwide, but it is almost wiped out in the United States. The disease is mostly a problem in developing countries with warm climates. If you travel to these countries, you are at risk. There are four different types of malaria caused by four related parasites. The most deadly type occurs in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Malaria symptoms include chills, flu-like symptoms, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice. A blood test can diagnose it. It can be life-threatening. However, you can treat malaria with drugs. The type of drug depends on which kind of malaria you have and where you were infected. Malaria can be prevented. When traveling to malaria-prone regions. - See your doctor for medicines that protect you . - Wear insect repellent with DEET . - Cover up. - Sleep under mosquito netting . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  [from MedlinePlus]

Term Hierarchy

CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVMalaria
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Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Touré M, Sanogo D, Dembele S, Diawara SI, Oppfeldt K, Schiøler KL, Haidara DB, Traoré SF, Alifrangis M, Konradsen F, Doumbia S
Malar J 2016 Apr 18;15:219. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1251-4. PMID: 27091046Free PMC Article
Barger-Kamate B, Forman M, Sangare CO, Haidara AS, Maiga H, Vaidya D, Djimde A, Arav-Boger R
J Clin Virol 2016 Apr;77:40-5. Epub 2016 Feb 11 doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2016.02.006. PMID: 26895228Free PMC Article
Lupi O, Ridolfi F, da Silva S, Zanini GM, Lavigne A, Nogueira RM, da Cruz Mde F, Daniel-Ribeiro CT, Brasil P
Int J Infect Dis 2016 Mar;44:20-4. Epub 2016 Jan 22 doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.01.008. PMID: 26809125
Tagbor H, Antwi GD, Acheampong PR, Bart Plange C, Chandramohan D, Cairns M
Trop Med Int Health 2016 Feb;21(2):224-35. Epub 2015 Dec 16 doi: 10.1111/tmi.12642. PMID: 26578353Free PMC Article
Smithson P, Florey L, Salgado SR, Hershey CL, Masanja H, Bhattarai A, Mwita A, McElroy PD; Tanzania Malaria Impact Evaluation Research Group.
PLoS One 2015 Nov 4;10(11):e0141112. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141112. PMID: 26536354Free PMC Article

Diagnosis

Ingabire CM, Kateera F, Hakizimana E, Rulisa A, Muvunyi C, Mens P, Koenraadt CJ, Mutesa L, Van Vugt M, Van Den Borne B, Alaii J
Malar J 2016 Apr 21;15:227. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1285-7. PMID: 27098976Free PMC Article
Phiri TB, Kaunda-Khangamwa BN, Bauleni A, Chimuna T, Melody D, Kalengamaliro H, Sande JH, Nsona HK, Mathanga DP
Malar J 2016 Mar 21;15:177. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1237-2. PMID: 27000034Free PMC Article
Barger-Kamate B, Forman M, Sangare CO, Haidara AS, Maiga H, Vaidya D, Djimde A, Arav-Boger R
J Clin Virol 2016 Apr;77:40-5. Epub 2016 Feb 11 doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2016.02.006. PMID: 26895228Free PMC Article
Tagbor H, Antwi GD, Acheampong PR, Bart Plange C, Chandramohan D, Cairns M
Trop Med Int Health 2016 Feb;21(2):224-35. Epub 2015 Dec 16 doi: 10.1111/tmi.12642. PMID: 26578353Free PMC Article
Ndhlovu M, Nkhama E, Miller JM, Hamer DH
Trop Med Int Health 2015 Dec;20(12):1696-706. Epub 2015 Sep 29 doi: 10.1111/tmi.12591. PMID: 26311240

Therapy

Ingabire CM, Kateera F, Hakizimana E, Rulisa A, Muvunyi C, Mens P, Koenraadt CJ, Mutesa L, Van Vugt M, Van Den Borne B, Alaii J
Malar J 2016 Apr 21;15:227. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1285-7. PMID: 27098976Free PMC Article
Braack L
Malar J 2016 Apr 12;15:207. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1265-y. PMID: 27071552Free PMC Article
Phiri TB, Kaunda-Khangamwa BN, Bauleni A, Chimuna T, Melody D, Kalengamaliro H, Sande JH, Nsona HK, Mathanga DP
Malar J 2016 Mar 21;15:177. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1237-2. PMID: 27000034Free PMC Article
Barger-Kamate B, Forman M, Sangare CO, Haidara AS, Maiga H, Vaidya D, Djimde A, Arav-Boger R
J Clin Virol 2016 Apr;77:40-5. Epub 2016 Feb 11 doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2016.02.006. PMID: 26895228Free PMC Article
Tagbor H, Antwi GD, Acheampong PR, Bart Plange C, Chandramohan D, Cairns M
Trop Med Int Health 2016 Feb;21(2):224-35. Epub 2015 Dec 16 doi: 10.1111/tmi.12642. PMID: 26578353Free PMC Article

Prognosis

Ingabire CM, Kateera F, Hakizimana E, Rulisa A, Muvunyi C, Mens P, Koenraadt CJ, Mutesa L, Van Vugt M, Van Den Borne B, Alaii J
Malar J 2016 Apr 21;15:227. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1285-7. PMID: 27098976Free PMC Article
Touré M, Sanogo D, Dembele S, Diawara SI, Oppfeldt K, Schiøler KL, Haidara DB, Traoré SF, Alifrangis M, Konradsen F, Doumbia S
Malar J 2016 Apr 18;15:219. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1251-4. PMID: 27091046Free PMC Article
Barger-Kamate B, Forman M, Sangare CO, Haidara AS, Maiga H, Vaidya D, Djimde A, Arav-Boger R
J Clin Virol 2016 Apr;77:40-5. Epub 2016 Feb 11 doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2016.02.006. PMID: 26895228Free PMC Article
Tagbor H, Antwi GD, Acheampong PR, Bart Plange C, Chandramohan D, Cairns M
Trop Med Int Health 2016 Feb;21(2):224-35. Epub 2015 Dec 16 doi: 10.1111/tmi.12642. PMID: 26578353Free PMC Article
Wragge SE, Toure D, Coetzee M, Gilbert A, Christian R, Segoea G, Hunt RH, Coetzee M
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2015 Dec;109(12):755-62. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trv089. PMID: 26626339

Clinical prediction guides

Ingabire CM, Kateera F, Hakizimana E, Rulisa A, Muvunyi C, Mens P, Koenraadt CJ, Mutesa L, Van Vugt M, Van Den Borne B, Alaii J
Malar J 2016 Apr 21;15:227. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1285-7. PMID: 27098976Free PMC Article
Touré M, Sanogo D, Dembele S, Diawara SI, Oppfeldt K, Schiøler KL, Haidara DB, Traoré SF, Alifrangis M, Konradsen F, Doumbia S
Malar J 2016 Apr 18;15:219. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1251-4. PMID: 27091046Free PMC Article
Phiri TB, Kaunda-Khangamwa BN, Bauleni A, Chimuna T, Melody D, Kalengamaliro H, Sande JH, Nsona HK, Mathanga DP
Malar J 2016 Mar 21;15:177. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1237-2. PMID: 27000034Free PMC Article
Barger-Kamate B, Forman M, Sangare CO, Haidara AS, Maiga H, Vaidya D, Djimde A, Arav-Boger R
J Clin Virol 2016 Apr;77:40-5. Epub 2016 Feb 11 doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2016.02.006. PMID: 26895228Free PMC Article
Ndhlovu M, Nkhama E, Miller JM, Hamer DH
Trop Med Int Health 2015 Dec;20(12):1696-706. Epub 2015 Sep 29 doi: 10.1111/tmi.12591. PMID: 26311240

Recent systematic reviews

Homan T, Hiscox A, Mweresa CK, Masiga D, Mukabana WR, Oria P, Maire N, Pasquale AD, Silkey M, Alaii J, Bousema T, Leeuwis C, Smith TA, Takken W
Lancet 2016 Sep 17;388(10050):1193-201. Epub 2016 Aug 9 doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30445-7. PMID: 27520594
van Eijk AM, Ramanathapuram L, Sutton PL, Kanagaraj D, Sri Lakshmi Priya G, Ravishankaran S, Asokan A, Tandel N, Patel A, Desai N, Singh R, Sullivan SA, Carlton JM, Srivastava HC, Eapen A
Malar J 2016 Feb 6;15:67. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1120-1. PMID: 26852118Free PMC Article
Eisele TP, Silumbe K, Finn T, Chalwe V, Kamuliwo M, Hamainza B, Moonga H, Bennett A, Yukich J, Keating J, Steketee RW, Miller JM
Trials 2015 Aug 13;16:347. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0862-3. PMID: 26268804Free PMC Article
Kassam R, Collins JB, Liow E, Rasool N
Acta Trop 2015 Dec;152:252-68. Epub 2015 Aug 7 doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.07.028. PMID: 26257070
Das DK, Mukherjee R, Chakraborty C
J Microsc 2015 Oct;260(1):1-19. Epub 2015 Jun 5 doi: 10.1111/jmi.12270. PMID: 26047029

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