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Descriptor English: Malaria
Descriptor Spanish: Malaria
Descriptor Portuguese: Malária
Descriptor French: Paludisme
Entry term(s): Fever, Marsh
Fever, Remittent
Infection, Plasmodium
Infections, Plasmodium
Marsh Fever
Paludism
Plasmodium Infection
Plasmodium Infections
Remittent Fever
Tree number(s): C01.610.752.530
C01.920.875
SP4.012.118.094
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008288
Scope note: A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; specify Plasmodium species if possible but note P. falciparum malaria equals MALARIA, FALCIPARUM; P. vivax malaria equals MALARIA, VIVAX; tertian malaria equals MALARIA, VIVAX, quartan malaria: coordinate with PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; malariotherapy equals HYPERTHERMIA, INDUCED: do not confuse with MALARIA /ther
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: MALARIA CONTROL was heading 1963-66
Online Note: use MALARIA to search MALARIA CONTROL 1966
History Note: MALARIA CONTROL was heading 1963-66
Related: Antimalarials MeSH
DeCS ID: 8462
Unique ID: D008288
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/12/04
Malaria - Preferred
Concept UI M0012910
Scope note A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.
Preferred term Malaria
Entry term(s) Fever, Marsh
Fever, Remittent
Infection, Plasmodium
Infections, Plasmodium
Marsh Fever
Paludism
Plasmodium Infection
Plasmodium Infections
Remittent Fever



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