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What are the common signs and symptoms of MS in a 24 year woman?

Varies: MS symptoms vary greatly from person to person ranging from numbness to shooting pain. However the most common symptom is likely fatigue. If you are concerned about this problem, consider consulting a neurologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Malaria (Definition)

A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of malaria?

What are the symptoms of malaria?

Symptoms: Symptoms may include fever, bodyache, sweating, headache; if one recently traveled to an endemic area for malaria and developed these symptoms malaria should be in the deferential diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of malaria?

What are the symptoms of malaria?

Fever chills fatigue: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. Fevers, chills, head ache, fatigue, swelling of the spleen, etc... usually occur. With medical 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. ...Read more

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Which are the symptoms of malaria?

Which are the symptoms of malaria?

Malaria Symptoms: may include: headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for malaria?

What are the symptoms for malaria?

Fever chills fatigue: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. Fevers, chills, head ache, fatigue, swelling of the spleen, etc... usually occur. With medical 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. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are the symptoms of malaria?

Malaria: Malaria symptoms are many indeed! fever, chills, sweats, headache, cough, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/bloating, diarrhea, muscle or joint aches with the mild or uncomplicated type. For more severe cases, patients can present with comatose state, seizures, respiratory distress, kidney or liver failure, anemia just to name a few. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of malaria ?

Please explain what are some symptoms of malaria ?

Malaria: Malaria symptoms are many indeed! fever, chills, sweats, headache, cough, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/bloating, diarrhea, muscle or joint aches with the mild or uncomplicated type. For more severe cases, patients can present with comatose state, seizures, respiratory distress, kidney or liver failure, anemia just to name a few. ...Read more

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How long does it take the symptoms of malaria to show up?

How long does it take the symptoms of malaria to show up?

10 to14 days after: The symptoms usually will show up after 10 to 14 days after you were biten and infected with the parasite ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of malaria? When should I be worried?

What are the symptoms of malaria? When should I be worried?

Agree w Dr. Raff: Malaria Symptoms may include: headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. Would be > ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of malaria last if untreated or treated?

Lengthy: Untreated, if not dead, they may last a lifetime. You develop low grade immunity and compensatory mechanisms to deal with damage, but this is seldom cured on its own. Treated appropriately, symptoms will begin to regress within hours of initiation of therapy, but if not fully treated for the extraerythrocytic stages of disease, may recur up to 20 yrs or more after therapy for acute illness. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of malaria last; for untreated and treated?

How long do the symptoms of malaria last; for untreated and treated?

Lengthy: Untreated, if not dead, they may last a lifetime. You develop low grade immunity and compensatory mechanisms to deal with damage, but this is seldom cured on its own. Treated appropriately, symptoms will begin to regress within hours of initiation of therapy, but if not fully treated for the extraerythrocytic stages of disease, may recur up to 20 yrs or more after therapy for acute illness. ...Read more

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Can malaria symptoms reappear later in a lifetime and what can cause it?

Can malaria symptoms reappear later in a lifetime and what can cause it?

Recurrent malaria: Malaria due to different species of plasmodium can recur if the extra-erythrocytic phases of the disease are not appropriately managed. When recurrence happens it has to be treated as primary malaria and all forms of the disease must be managed. It has been reported to recur as long as 26 years after primary infection. I have seen it 20 years after. ...Read more

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What exactly is malaria? What are some of the symptoms, how does it happen, and how can it be cured?

What exactly is malaria? What are some of the symptoms, how does it happen, and how can it be cured?

Caused by an : Organism that is injected into the body from a mosquito bite. The major effect is recurrent high fevers with drenching sweats. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of malaria? What's the treatment?

Malaria Symptoms: may include headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. There are a # of antimalarial meds ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of malaria in a toddler.(a year and six months old)?

What are the symptoms of malaria in a toddler.(a year and six months old)?

Childhood malaria: First and foremost if you think your toddler has malaria, you need to bring the baby to an emergency room immediately. Symptoms of malaria usually appear 9-14 days after an infected mosquito bite. Initially flu like symptoms (headache, fatigue, painful joints, fever, chills, vomiting and diarrhea. Fever is most common symptom. In children, it can progress rapidly to serious illness or death. ...Read more

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What are signs of malaria? I have received a lot of mosquito bites lately and am worried.

What are signs of malaria?  I have received a lot of mosquito bites lately and am worried.

Fever: The most important and universal symptom is fever, which can be accompanied by chills, sweats, headache, and feeling lousy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cerebral malaria?

What are the symptoms of cerebral malaria?

Not always death: This a very serious manifestation of malaria(usually falciparum) and demands aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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