falciparum malaria

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falciparum malaria

[fal′sip·ə·rəm mə′ler·ē·ə]
(medicine)
A severe form of malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and characterized by sudden attacks of chills, fever, and sweating at irregular intervals; the infecting organism usually localizes in a specific organ, causing capillary blockage. Also known as alged malaria; estivoautumnal malaria; malignant malaria; pernicious malaria.
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Prevalence of mutations associated with higher levels of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Car Nicobar Island and Assam, India.
Washington, July 31 ( ANI ): It has been recently revealed that resistance to the main drug, artemisinin, used to treat Plasmodium falciparum malaria has been spreading at an alarming stage in Southeast Asia.
Generally, malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum has been associated with severe complications and mortality.
along with Rowena Martin of the Research School of Biology at the Australian National University, Canberra, point out that the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, which causes the most severe form of the disease, is found in nearly 100 countries that, all totaled, are home to about half of the world's population.
Amongst the four species of Plasmodium that transmit human malaria, Plasmodium falciparum is responsible forthe most severe clinical manifestations of disease and causes most malaria morbidity and almost all malaria mortality [3].
Status of allele frequency and diversity of Plasmodium falciparum msp1, msp2 and glurp before implementation of an artemisinin-based combined therapy in Northwestern Colombia
falciparum infection and 1 mixed infection were not identified by the OptiMAL test.
A strain of Plasmodium falciparum has emerged on the border of Thailand and Burma that is resistant to the most effective treatments.
The strain of Plasmodium falciparum does not respond to most treatments, and experts fear it may cost thousands of lives if the strain spreads towards India and Africa.
Casi cualquiera de los esquizonticidas actualmente disponibles para tratar la malaria por Plasmodium falciparum disminuye la gametocitemia, pero no logra eliminarla completamente en los tres dias usuales de tratamiento esquizonticida, lo que plantea la necesidad de adicionar primaquina (PQ), un medicamento con eficacia comprobada contra ella.
Two species of Plasmodium namely the Plasmodium vivax and the Plasmodium falciparum are reported from Pakistan.
falciparum was observed to be more prevalent in Lasbella district.