Malaria

  • Alternative Names

    Quartan malaria; Falciparum malaria; Biduoterian fever; Blackwater fever; Tertian malaria; Plasmodium


    Symptoms
    • Anemia
    • Chills
    • Coma
    • Convulsion
    • Fever
    • Headache
    • Jaundice
    • Muscle pain
    • Nausea
    • Stools, bloody
    • Sweating
    • Vomiting

    Signs and tests

    During a physical examination, the doctor may identify an enlarged liver or an enlarged spleen. Malaria blood smears taken at 6 to 12 hour intervals confirm the diagnosis.