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Malaria

Malaria is an infection caused by protoza plasmodium. There are 4 species of plasmodium, falciparum, vivax, ovale, and malariae. Transmission is by Anopheles mosquito(Figure.B).»Symptoms of malaria are:-1.Cyclic fever at 48-72 hour intervals with chills.2.Hemolytic anemia(Figure.C)3.Splenomegaly (After 4 days of symptoms)4.Hyperventilation5.Agitation5.Bleeding»Complications of malaria are:-1.Cerebral malaria(Figure.A)2.Renal failure 3.Acute tubular necrosis4.Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema»Treatment of malaria is:-1.Cholorquine2.Primaquine3.IV Quinidine: For severe infections

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