I would like to know if swelling of lymph nodes in neck is any way connect to malaria?
Swollen lymph nodes are often a sign that the body is trying to fight off an infection, and so swollen lymph nodes are certainly sometimes observed in malaria patients. However, most malaria infections would also be associated with other symptoms, such as fever, chills, nausea and aches.
In some cases (but not all), malaria patients experience cyclical fever, whereby they have a high fever one day and no fever the next, but the fever returns on the third day, and the cycle continues. One type of malaria exhibits a cycle of fever one day, then no fever for two days, then fever returns on the fourth day. However, many patients do not experience these cycles, which means their symptoms are very similar to those for many other illnesses, which is why if you are in or have been visiting an area where malaria is transmitted and you have some of the above symptoms, it is very important to visit a doctor or clinic to get diagnosed for malaria. This can be done with a simple blood test, and the results are usually available very quickly. Then, if you are diagnosed as positive for malaria, the doctor can recommend appropriate treatment and instruct you in the proper way of taking it.