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Diferential diagnosis between dengue fever and malaria.

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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Fever: If you are trying to differentiate dengue fever and malaria, check the fever. If it is periodic (comes an goes) especially if it comes every 12, 24 36 or 72 hours and lasts for a couple hours then resolves, it is probably malaria. If the fever comes and stays for a couple days then it is more likely dengue.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Where is malaria and dengue fever most prevalent?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Malaria & Dengue: Malaria is most common in tropical, sub-tropical & temperate areas in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America & the Indo-Pacific. Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas.
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Last updated Aug 29, 2015


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