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Malaria Fever

Malaria Fever

Malaria Fever is a life-threatening disease. It is normally transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Infected mosquitoes convey the Plasmodium parasite. At the point when this mosquito bites you, the parasite is injected into your blood.

Once the parasites are inside your body, they go to the liver, where they develop. After a few days, the developed parasites enter the blood and start to infect red blood cells. Within 48 to 72 hours, the parasites inside the red blood cells increase and make them burst open- thus releasing next crop of parasites. This cycle continues till treatment/ Death (very rarely immunity saves the patient).

Why is it important? (Risks & Complications)

Malaria is a life-threatening disease and apart from Death, it can lead to following complications:

  • Impaired consciousness (Cerebral malaria)
  • Repeated generalized convulsions (fits)
  • Severe Anaemia
  • Kidney failure
  • Breathing problems
  • Jaundice
  • Low sugar
  • Low blood pressure (Shock)
  • Blood in urine (Blackwater fever)
  • Acidosis (increased acid in the body)
How do I know that I have Malaria? (Symptoms & Signs)
  • Chills & rigors (body shakes)
  • High fever
  • Profuse Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Loose stools/ Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Blood in urine
  • Definitive diagnosis can be made by observing blood under a microscope which shows parasites inside infected red blood cells.
 Facilities available at the Harsh hospital for Malaria:
  • Physician expertise
  • Blood examination under a microscope
  • Other Laboratory Tests
  • Indoor Admission
  • Both i.v. and oral treatment
  • Monitor & ICU facility in case of complications