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How long can malaria last?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Malaria reactivation from latent infection form plasmodium ovale or plasmodium vivax can occur three years after an infection.
Symptoms in patients with subclinical parasitemia have been reported decades after the initial infection.

In brief: Varies

Malaria reactivation from latent infection form plasmodium ovale or plasmodium vivax can occur three years after an infection.
Symptoms in patients with subclinical parasitemia have been reported decades after the initial infection.
Dr. Claude Parola
Dr. Claude Parola
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: For a lifetime

Especially if not treated, it can keep coming back for decades.
We saw this in our World War II personnel long after they returned.

In brief: For a lifetime

Especially if not treated, it can keep coming back for decades.
We saw this in our World War II personnel long after they returned.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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