tertian malaria


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tertian malaria

[′tər·shən mə′ler·ē·ə]
(medicine)
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PV causes Benign Tertian Malaria with fever paroxysms every third day and has a benign course.9 However, isolated cases of Vivax Malaria with delirium, seizures, renal failure, shock, hepatic dysfunction, severe anaemia, pulmonary oedema and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) have been reported.10-15
Plasmodium Falciparum causes malignant tertian malaria and can lead to complicated ma- laria like cerebral malaria and multi organ involve- ment.
This difference in biological therapy--"White people respond best to tertian malaria (plasmodium vivax); negroes to quartan (plasmodium malariae)"--was acknowledged in the Journal of the National Medical Association and both the syphilology and malariology literature.
It should be noted that "tertian malaria" refers to falciparum malaria while "clinical malaria" refers to other types of malaria, notably vivax.
vivax has been considered a benign entity and hence the term 'benign tertian malaria' has been used to describe it.
Objective: To describe the frequency of thrombocytopenia among young soldiers admitted with benign tertian malaria at CMH Pano Aqil.