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I was diagnosed with hemolytic anemia caused by malaria. can it be cured?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. With treatment, the symptoms should go away in a couple of weeks. However, without treatment, and depending on the strain of malaria parasite, an infected person can have symptoms for a few years, up to a few decades. The person develops immunity over time, and his symptoms may decrease as the years go by.
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
Yes.: Malaria causes hemolytic anemia because the malaria parasite invades and damages the red cells. Proper treatment of the malaria should stop the hemolytic anemia.
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