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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Mechanism of Thrombocytopenia in malignant tertian malaria. Br Med J 1973;2(5865):515-8.
Plasmodium Falciparum causes malignant tertian malaria and can lead to complicated ma- laria like cerebral malaria and multi organ involve- ment.

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