The frequency of symptoms occurs every - Second day with P. falcipuram,
P. ovale and P. vivax
Third day with P. malariae.
Severe Malaria : Severe malaria is a serious infection and requires immediate treatment and hospitalization.
Severe Malaria is due to complications following P. falciparum infections involving serious organ failures.
Clinical manifestations of severe malaria are -
- Cerebral malaria
- Loss of consciousness
- Brain seizures
- Abnormal behavior
- Neurological abnormalities
- Severe anemia
- Hemoglobinuria - Loss of hemoglobin in urine.
- Pulmonary edema
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome