blackwater fever


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to blackwater fever: dengue fever

blackwater fever

[′blak‚wȯd·ər ′fev·ər]
(medicine)
A complication of falciparum malaria, characterized by intravascular hemolysis, hemoglobinuria, tachycardia, high fever, and poor prognosis.
References in periodicals archive ?
Resurgence of blackwater fever in long-term European expatriates in Africa: report of 21 cases and review.
Blackwater Fever, who has the size and scope looked for in a prospective jumper, attracted some attention at the subsequent auction, but returned to Middleham for a closing bid of 8,200gns.
But when Lapsley suddenly dies from blackwater fever, a potent form of malaria, a devastated Sheppard goes it alone to become the leader of one of the only all-black missions in Africa.