falciparum malaria(redirected from malignant tertian fever)
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falciparum malaria[fal′sip·ə·rəm mə′ler·ē·ə]
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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