I had malaria 5 months back it has again reoccurred. this time there has been increase in the size of the spleen. As of now it is being treated but I fear of getting it again. Is it true the malaria which i am down with reoccurs every 6- 8 months ??? Local people call it as registered malaria.. .
There certainly are types of malaria that can reoccur relatively regularly, at various intervals. This malaria is caused by one of two species, either Plasmodium vivax or Plasmodium ovale.
With both, it is important to get it diagnosed via a blood test with a doctor before getting treated again, to make sure it is indeed a relapse of the same malaria, and not a new infection with a different kind, or indeed some other disease (the symptoms of malaria can often be confused with other infections).
There is also medication that can be taken to prevent future relapses and re-occurrences—it is called primaquine, so you should talk to your doctor about the possibility of taking this medication. Please note it is not suitable for people who have G6DP deficiency, so you should be tested for that before taking it.