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Where Does Malaria First Appear On The Body
The word comes from italian "mala aria" (bad air), from the belief the disease was caused by unhealthy air in swampy districts. Spread by mosquitoes, the parasite enter the bloodstream & infect red blood cells causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to 4 weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more
What can cause small blisters all over the newborn's body and has not disappeared and he is 6mo old. If popped, it heals then more appear. Malaria?
It varies a lot: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. With 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. The person develops immunity over time, and his symptoms may decrease as the years go by. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on kind of: malaria you get, your baseline health etc. 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, and eye problems. ...Read more
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
Malaria recurrence: It's possible that one type of malaria could 'come back' years later - that's Plasmodium malariae or P. malariae. There are cases of (veterans usually) who've gone overseas - got sick with malaria, then recovered, then YEARS later have it come back -- usually when some event occurs like a bad pneumonia. That's because this form of malaria can 'hide' in the liver. If in doubt see an ID doc. ...Read more
Malaria: There are different malaria parasites, so an infection 60 years ago with one type may cause malaria, and a separate episode years later can be caused by a different type on a separate mosquito bite but still classified as malaria. If you mean the infection 60 years ago relapsing again now, not likely. ...Read more
Mosquito bites: A mosquito bites an infected person. The organism evolves in the mosquito. It then bites another person and the parasites get into their blood stream where they spread to the liver, evolve further and reproduce to be released into the blood intermittantly causing disease. This new person can now be bitten by another mosquito to continue the cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Body fights malaria: Certainly our immune systems are very advanced -& will do everything to 'fight' against a serious infection like malaria. The immune system actually has many 'layers' to it and in an malarial infection many of those are activated. Fever is one-turning up the heat makes it harder for the parasites. Then there is the complement system, cellular immunity: B-cells & T-cells, plus immune organs -spleen ...Read more
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