A 37-year-old female asked:
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Symptoms of dengue fever n malaria? Mother went to french polynesia w/out vaccination thought she was going direct to hawaii

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience in Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Periodic: The main differentiating factor between the two is the fixed periodicity of fever in malaria ( fever comes with chills ever 24 hrs or 48 hrs or 72 hrs). Whereas dengue gives fever diarrhea, headache, gastroenteritis kind of picture and a patechial rash.
Answered on Apr 27, 2013

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