malignant malaria

malignant malaria n FALCIPARUM MALARIA

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  • Malaria — An infectious disease caused by protozoan parasites from the Plasmodium family that can be transmitted by the sting of the Anopheles mosquito or by a contaminated needle or transfusion. Falciparum malaria is the most deadly type. The symptoms of… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Falciparum malaria — The most dangerous type of malaria. Persons carrying the sickle cell gene have some protection against malaria. Persons with a gene for hemoglobin C (another abnormal hemoglobin like sickle hemoglobin), thalassemia trait or deficiency of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • falciparum malaria — fa]lˈsipərəm , fȯ] noun Etymology: falciparum, New Latin (specific epithet of Plasmodium falciparum), from Latin falci (from falc , falx sickle) + Latin parum (neuter of parus parous) : severe malaria caused by a malaria parasite (Plasmodium… …   Useful english dictionary

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