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

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies widely

Low- to high-grade fever, drowsiness, headache, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, pallor, enlarged liver and spleen, or any combination of these symptoms.

In brief: Varies widely

Low- to high-grade fever, drowsiness, headache, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, pallor, enlarged liver and spleen, or any combination of these symptoms.
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