Malaria

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Intermittent Malaria
  • Acute Malaria
  • Ague
  • Autochthonous Malaria
  • Chronic Malaria
  • Imported Malaria
  • Induced Malaria
  • Jungle Fever
  • Paludism
  • Relapsing Malaria
  • Swamp Fever
  • Therapeutic Malaria

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria
  • Falciparum Fever
  • Malignant Tertian Fever
  • Malignant Tertian Malaria
  • Algid Malaria
  • Gastric Malaria
  • Dysentric Algid Malaria
  • Bilious Remittent Malaria
  • Malaria Comatosa
  • Aesthetivoautumnal Fever
  • Pernicious Malaria
  • Remittent Malaria
  • Plasmodium Malariae Malaria
  • Quartan Malaria
  • Quartan Fever
  • Plasmodium Ovale Malaria
  • Ovale Tertian Malaria
  • Plasmodium Vivax Malaria
  • Tertian Malaria
  • Benign Tertian Malaria
  • Tertian Fever
  • Vivax Fever
  • Quotidian Malaria
  • Quotidian Fever
  • Double Tertian Malaria
  • Nonan Malaria
  • Blackwater Fever
  • Hemorrhagic Malaria
  • Cerebral Malaria

General Discussion

Malaria is a communicable parasitic disorder spread through the bite of the Anopheles mosquito. Major symptoms may vary depending on which species of parasite causes the infection and the stage of development of the parasite. Chills and fever commonly occur, although not every case follows the same pattern. Although the disorder was once thought to be under control throughout the world, malaria is a widespread infection especially in the tropics where certain types of mosquitos are becoming resistant to pesticides. The annual number of cases reported in the United States has increased in recent years.

Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Atlanta, GA 30333
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NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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Bethesda, MD 20892-6612
Tel: (301)496-5717
Fax: (301)402-3573
TDD: (800)877-8339
Internet: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/

World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Americas (AMRO)
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
525 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (202)974-3000
Fax: (202)974-3663
Email: postmaster@paho.org
Internet: http://www.who.ch/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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