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Will malaria cause a low grade fever that lasts for 3 months?

Will malaria cause a low grade fever that lasts for 3 months?

It can,until Rx'd..: There r many types of malaria, major early symptoms. The fevers follow patterns, daily, every other day or every 3 or 4 days . I believe this is quartinary malaria (4) . It is treatable ; also preventable. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Malaria (Definition)

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


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I have been had low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I am diagnosed malaria. What malaria parasite causes such symptom?

I have been had low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I am diagnosed malaria. What malaria parasite causes such symptom?

Malaria: Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a type of unicellular microorganism) of the genus plasmodium. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever and headache, which in severe cases can progress to coma or death. ...Read more

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Might someone have malaria for 3 months and a low grade fever?

Might someone have malaria for 3 months and a low grade fever?

Yes: Yes, if you are in an area where it is endemic, but the fever is usually periodic(comes and goes). ...Read more

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I have been experienced low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I was diagnosed malaria. What type of malaria parasite has such symptoms?

Malaria: Hard to know without seeing the blood smear slides. The likelihood is that it is not p. Falciparum, but any of the other species can potentially produce this clinical picture. ...Read more

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I took Plan B one step three days ago after unprotected sex. Since yesterday exp. Extreme fatigue, no appetite and low grade fever (100.3) causes?

I took Plan B one step three days ago after unprotected sex. Since yesterday exp. Extreme fatigue, no appetite and low grade fever (100.3) causes?

See doctor : Fever is not normal. Plan b is better if taken within 3 days (even 5 days). You should get a period, see doctor to figure out your fever, get exam and get further history. ...Read more

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Low grade fever, chills, nausea, headache, burning eyes, for the last three weeks, 70 year old woman, healthy otherwise and Active?

Low grade fever, chills, nausea, headache, burning eyes, for the last three weeks, 70 year old woman, healthy otherwise and Active?

Fever: Fever and chills usually means your body is trying to mount and attack against an infectious process ( viral or bacterial) and with a headache and burning eyes I'd guess maybe a sinusitis. Best see your doctor and take some Aspirin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for now to help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause a low grade fever every 7 to 10 days?

What can cause a low grade fever every 7 to 10 days?

Need more info: What's low grade? Recurring fever is usually a sign of a significant problem, especially if you have other symptoms or problems. Some infections such as malaria can do this, relapsing mediterranean fever (rare). Some inflammatory condition even like rheumatoid arthritis can do it. Some cancers like lymphoma come to mind. If you feel fine, some people just have higher 'normal" temperatures. ...Read more

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What would cause a low-grade fever to occur only at night? It's been happening for weeks.

What would cause a low-grade fever to occur only at night? It's been happening for weeks.

Multiple things: Fever at night can be caused by many things, including chronic infections, rheumatological entities (like lupus), and even malignancy (cancer). It is never normal, and it requires a comprehensive workup. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Low Grade Fever (Definition)

Low grade fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is mildly high, about 99-100.5 degrees. Many medical conditions and mild colds/flus can ...Read more