Tag: Plasmodium

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    Malaria is a parasitic infection caused by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito (Anopheles). Transmission is also possible by transfusion of infected blood, and in the fetus via the placenta. Most infections are caused by four species of Plasmodium: P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale and…

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    * Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae. P. ovale never give a pernicious and are still susceptible to antimalarial drugs. * The duration of erythrocytes cycle explains the frequency of febrile illness (48 hours for all species except P. malariae that lasts 72 hours -> quartan). * In a subject having stayed in endemic areas malaria should…