A 34-year-old member asked:
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will malaria cause a low grade fever that lasts for 3 months?

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Dr. Robert Knox
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Malaria Fever: Malaria causes a recurrent, generally high grade fever, generalized weakness, and weight loss. If you have recently traveled to an area known for malaria or other unusual infections, go see your primary care provider or health department. A blood test will answer your question to exclude malaria.
Answered on Jul 25, 2015
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It can,until Rx'd..: There r many types of malaria, major early symptoms. The fevers follow patterns, daily, every other day or every 3 or 4 days . I believe this is quartinary malaria (4) . It is treatable ; also preventable.
Answered on Jun 20, 2015

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Symptoms????: You must have some symptoms if this is not a faulty thermometer. Otherwise it is just plain guesswork.
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Yes: Yes, if you are in an area where it is endemic, but the fever is usually periodic(comes and goes).
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Dr. Joel Gallant
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No: That's extremely unlikely. An you just never worry about malaria unless you have a real fever.

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