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what type of pathogen causes malaria

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Malaria: The protozoan parasites that cause Malaria include : Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale & Plasmodium malariae.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Malaria: The malaria parasite infects red blood cells (rbc's) where it goes through several multiplication stages. The rbc eventually ruptures, releasing ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Protozoa: The protozoan parasites that cause Malaria include : Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale & Plasmodium malariae.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martha Stark
46 years experience Psychiatry
Adaptive: Malaria is a disease caused by parasites and transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There can sometimes be vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Malaria parasites: There are different species of malaria parasite. Classically, some were associated with different 'forms' of malaria. Malaria has cycles of sudden ch ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
14 years experience Cardiology
Many things: Malaria is a viral illness and cause fevers, during fevers there is vasodilitation which causes hypotension. Also as the virus attacks the body and t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Malaria Mosquitoes: There are about 3,500 species of mosquitoes. Only 30 to 40 species of female Anopheles mosquitoes act as a vector for Malaria. The mosquito would nee ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Uncommon: The medical literature suggests that splenic rupture occurs in about 2% (2 out of 100) of malaria cases. This occurs more often during the early phase ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Enlarged spleen: The spleen is enlarged in patients with malaria and an enlarged spleen form any cause can destroy more platelets and cause thrombocytopenia.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Enlarged spleen: An enlarged spleen, due to any cause can cause excessive destruction of platelets. Malaria is generally associated with an enlarged spleen.

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