Falciparum malaria

What is Falciparum malaria?

Malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and characterized by malarial paroxysms of severe form that typically occur every 48 hours with acute cerebral, renal, or gastrointestinal manifestations in severe cases, chiefly caused by the large number of red blood cells affected and the tendency for such infected red blood cells to become sticky and clump, thus blocking capillaries.

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My case has been diagnosed as p. vivax malaria.One doctor (MBBS)has advised Inj. Arteether od for 3 days while the other doctor ( MBBS, MD) has...

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Thanks for posting your query.

I can appreciate your concern as two doctors have suggested different treatment approaches.

Vivax is a...

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I was treated with FALSIGO injection for a severe attack of Plasmodium Falsiparum Malaria . The injections were given twice daily from 25th...

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The relapse rate depends upon severity of infection if the infection is showing 5% in thin film means very severe infection and high chances of...

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1) What are the neurological complications of Cerebral Malaria ? It was Four years back since I have suffered from an attack of malaria.And, the...

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Hello.Welcome to HCM forum.Your tests show you had severe anemia,severe jaundice due destruction of your Rbcs and acute renal failure cosequent to...

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