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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Antimalarial drugs: It's a little bit technical - but basically the medicine acts as a 'poison' for the malaria parasite. Plasmodium species have to digest hemoglobin (in ... Read More

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No evidence: There isn't current evidence that Chloroquine kills SARS-CoV-2. The FDA cautioned against use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for COVID-19 outsid ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Several possibities: You may be reacting to side-effects of the medication, the parasite may be resistant to the medication you are receiving, you may have an illness eith ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Chloroquine: Chloroquine concentrates up to several 1000-fold in the food vacuole of the parasite. Possible mechanisms for this selective accumulation of Chloroqui ... Read More
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Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Antimalarial/nursing: Both can cross over into breast milk, but not in sufficient quatities to cause harm to your infant. To be safe, stop breast feeding and use formula if ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Malaria: Most drug-resistant malaria is caused by the falciparum species which is the one causing most deaths for malaria. Inadequate prevention or poor treat ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
They can get Malaria: In a person who has sickle-cell trait – the red blood cells are destroyed prematurely before the Plamodium can reproduce. According to one study “Sic ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Unstable red cells: Malaria infects red blood cells. In order to propagate, malaria needs the red cells to survive being infected, so that the infection can persist, inf ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is part of the: Evolutionary concept of survival of the fittest.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sickle and malaria: Patients with sickle cell disease are protected against severe and complicated malaria infection- by 2 mechanism: -1. Cells infected with malaria pa ... Read More
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