quartan malaria

quartan malaria n MALARIAE MALARIA

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malaria in which febrile paroxysms occur every 72 hours (every fourth day counting the day of occurrence as the first day). It is caused by Plasmodium malariae, which requires 72 hours for completion of each asexual cycle in the erythrocyte. This is the mildest and most chronic of all human malarial infections. Called also Plasmodium malariae m.

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