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Why is plasmodium vivax and ovale called tertian malaria?

Why is plasmodium vivax and ovale called tertian malaria?

Type of Malaria: This a form of Malaria caused by Pasmodium vivax and ovale in which febrile paroxysms occur every 48 hours Vivax Malaria is difficult to cure as relapses are common. Ovale is caused by P Ovale and is milder and easy to treat Both are treated with Chloroquin ...Read more

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Malaria (Definition)

A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female mosquitoes. The parasites ...Read more


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Treatment of malaria?

Treatment of malaria?

It depends: On where it was acquired and what species is it. Choosing incorrectly can result in deaths. ...Read more

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Sir..can u plz prescribe the treatment for resistant typhoid fever??

Sir..can u plz prescribe the treatment for resistant typhoid fever??

Salmonella SOL: Yes: first make sure it's the correct diagnosis using a stool culture on special culture media. Second, see what the antibiotic sensitivities are via that same culture and use one it is sensitive. If it is resistant to all those antibiotics and a special test of newer antibiotics fails then you are, as they say, S.O.L. and will need to be followed closely by an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Which species of malaria is responsible for malaria deaths?

Plasmodium: Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and animals caused by plasmodium protozoa. Among the five species of plasmodium, p. Falciparum is largely responsible for severe diseases including cerebral malaria. ...Read more

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Is malaria cureable?

Is malaria cureable?

Yes: If diagnosed correctly and treated with the right medications malaria is absolutely curable. Right drugs, right doses, right length of time. Treating for the various stages of parasites--all this must be taken into account but good care does that. Please also note malaria is preventable for many in the first place. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tick borne encephalitis?

What is the treatment for tick borne encephalitis?

Tick Born Enceph.: Tick borne encepalitis (tbe) is treated supportively. There is no definitiive treatment. Care may include hospitalization, supportive nutritional care, mechanical ventilation, and corticosteroids in select cases. ...Read more

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Consequences and treatment for mycobacterium avium intracellulare?

Consequences and treatment for mycobacterium avium intracellulare?

Complex: M. Avium- intracellulare (mac) infections can result in lung and other organ damage , depending on the severity of immunodeficiency. In people with an intact immune system , mac infection is a slow process and can take years before therapy is initiated (2 or 3 antibiotics- e.g. Ethambutol, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and rifabutin). Therapy can last a minimum of 12 months if a lung infection is involved. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for west nile virus infection?

What is the treatment for west nile virus infection?

Treating West Nile: There is no specific therapy for this viral infection. Supportive treatment for symptoms and time are the only treatments. ...Read more

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How effective is hyperbaric oxygen treatment in curing Lyme disease?

How effective is hyperbaric oxygen treatment in curing Lyme disease?

My response is: Is in between that of dr. Bolhack and dr. Baker. Lyme disease is not an approved indication for hbot. While the study that dr. Baker referred to sounded promising, i don't believe any conclusive statement can be made. ...Read more

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How can rickettsia prowazeckii (epidemic typhus) reproduce?

How can rickettsia prowazeckii (epidemic typhus) reproduce?

Epidemic Typhus: Rickettsia prowazekii only replicate within host cells. ...Read more

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Febrile test resulted in paraA 1:80 paraB 1:80. Typh o 1:320 typhH 1:320 r.hudlesson 1:160 weill felix 1:80, typhoid fever and what else is wrong?

Febrile test resulted in paraA 1:80 paraB 1:80. Typh o 1:320 typhH 1:320 r.hudlesson 1:160 weill felix 1:80, typhoid fever and what else is wrong?

Lab tests: If these tests were run by a physician then he needs to interprate them for you . Tests are only valuable to the physician when he has the history from the patient fo whom they were done ...Read more

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Malaria is fatal?

Malaria is fatal?

Yes : Malaria is a parasite which is spread by mosquito bites. Malaria is a serious illness and can be fatal. Death from malaria is especially commom in young children and pregnant women -- so prevention is very important. Travelers are like babies, they have no prior immunity to malaria. Learn to protect yourself from mosquito bites and take medication to prevent infection: cdc.Gov/malaria. ...Read more

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Encephalitis from west nile virus. What is death rate/cute rate? What treatments are available

Encephalitis from west nile virus. What is death rate/cute rate? What treatments are available

Hard to say: Some studies have quoted mortality from neuroinvasive cases of wnv ~5%, but this must be a huge overestimate. Maybe 3 in 1000 of all cases are severe (or neuroinvasive), so you might guess less than 1 in 5000 cases die. Most of the deaths appear to come in the elderly, chronically ill or immunosuppressed. Treatment is mainly supportive (including intubation & ventilation in severe cases). ...Read more

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Best treatment of typhoid fever?

Best treatment of typhoid fever?

Cipro/Levaquin: The strain of salmonella typhi needs to be tested for antibiotic sensitivity. For uncomplicated typhoid fever with a sensitive strain the best treatment is oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin. Alternatives are amoxicillin, septra or azithromycin. Quinolone risistant strains are best treated with Azithromycin or IV ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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What is treatment for dengue hemorrhagic fever?

What is treatment for dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Supportive care: "supportive care, " meaning there's no specific treatment against the virus. You focus on treating the complications of the illness until it resolves. This can require hospitalization, sometime in an intensive care unit. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are carriers for sickle cell anemia resistant to malaria?

I'm wondering why are carriers for sickle cell anemia resistant to malaria?

Hgb S inhibits: Parasite growth in two ways. Increased sickling causes more rapid removal of infested red blood cells (suicide effect) and low oxygen in Hgb S RBC actually kills parasite. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What can happen to a malaria patient? Is malaria fatal?

What can happen to a malaria patient? Is malaria fatal?

It can be fatal: If not treated appropriately, malaria can be fetal. If you think you have malaria, please see a healthcare provider ...Read more

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Which malaria prophylaxis is recommended when traveling to east africa?

Several choices: Malaria is a parasite which is spread by the bite of a mosquito. Prevention of mosquito bites is essential in preventing malaria. In addition, travelers to eastern africa should take preventative medication. It is best to get advice from your travel medicine specialist as each medication (atovaquone/proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine) has benefits and side effects. ...Read more

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Is malaria a parasitic disease?

Is malaria a parasitic disease?

Yes: It's caused by plasmodium, which is a mosquito-born parasite. ...Read more

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