quotidian malariamedical dictionary

Malaria in which the paroxysms occur daily; usually a double tertian malaria, in which there is an infection by two distinct groups of Plasmodium vivax parasites sporulating alternately every 48 hours, but also may be an infection by the pernicious form of malarial parasite, P. Falciparum, combined with P. Vivax, or infection by two distinct P. Falciparum generations, which mature on different days; also may develop from infection with P. Knowlesi.

Synonyms: quotidian fever.

(05 Mar 2000)

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