Question: I had kidney transplant in 2014 from Pakistan. In 2016 I was diagnosed with severe malaria. First doctor did not recommend malaria test, they start giving me antibiotics injection but every week I suffered high fever with shivering & after 3 to 4 months they came to know it's malaria. They gave me ds artem plus 80/480, but after 6 months I was diagnosed with malaria again and … [Read more...]
Question: I’ve been on a holiday to West Africa where I was infected with Malaria. After a treatment in the hospital of Abidjan (Ivory Coast) I recovered and had a flight back to the Netherlands (my home country). It is now nine months later, and to me it looks like I’ve the same symptoms again. Slowly (for almost 3 weeks now) the symptoms are getting back, I’ve the same muscle pain, temperature … [Read more...]
Can malaria return?
QUESTION I got fever and weakness. I went to the doctor and my malaria report is the ring stage of p.vivax. I take artemether and lumafetrime drug but after ten days the fever returns. What is this? Is this malaria or not? Plz help. When my c.b.c was done before taking malaria drugs my hemoglobin is 8.8 and leucocyte 6800 and sgpt is 52 but after treatment my sgpt is 45 and hemoglobin is … [Read more...]
Can Malaria be Completely Cured?
QUESTION My 18 yo son in on a study abroad in Bangalore, India. He has been in India since July 1st and toured Northern India the first 6 days that he was there. He woke up yesterday with horrible chills/shakes, then transitioned into a fever for several hours, then fever broke and was sweating for another 3 hours, while having a migraine behind his eyes. He did you go to the doctor and was … [Read more...]
Malaria from Vietnam War
QUESTION: If my husband contracted malaria from serving in the Vietnam War but has never been treated for it, what are the symptoms that he might have experienced in the past that could have been caused by malaria but not diagnosed correctly? Also is it possible that malaria infection could cause any type of birth defects to his children? ANSWER: Most people with primary … [Read more...]
QUESTION I had malaria in Papua New Guinea 40 years ago and had many relapses. I had one 11 years ago and was in hospital for 3 weeks. I have been to a massage therapist who used a hand machine giving out pulses rather strong a bit like tiny electric shots could this activate malaria? ANSWER The reasons why malaria relapses are not well known. Malaria acquired in different places tends to … [Read more...]
Do I have malaria?
QUESTION: Hi, I went to Ivory Coast August/2003 back March/2004, took some pills to help prevent Malaria on my trip but ran out and did not get more. While I was there I got many mosquito bites. Around October/03 became very sick, got tested for malaria at the hospital in Quebec but negative. Now May/2011 still have all the same symptoms, flu like symptoms, feeling cold most of the time, … [Read more...]
Can malaria come back?
QUESTION: If you had malaria once, can it return for a second time without being in a malaria area? ANSWER: Yes. There are several ways in which malaria can come back without being re-infected again. The blood forms of the parasites can sometimes persist at low numbers, so that the patient no longer has any symptoms; if these blood forms begin to reproduce again, the patient will once … [Read more...]
Treatment for malaria in Africa
QUESTION: What is the treatment for malaria in Africa? ANSWER: The appropriate form of treatment for malaria, regardless of where you are, depends on the type of malaria you have. This can be determined through diagnosis; each of the main malaria parasites that ordinarily infect humans (P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae and P. ovale) looks slightly different under the microscope, … [Read more...]
QUESTION: What is the proper treatment for people with malaria symptoms? ANSWER: The proper treatment for malaria depends on the type of malaria parasite that the patient is infected with. Therefore, before treatment begins, the patient should be accurately diagnosed. In most cases of non-Plasmodium falciparum malaria (the most deadly form of malaria, found throughout the world but … [Read more...]