Malaria and Renal Failure

QUESTION Explain how malaria can cause renal failure? ANSWER There are several mechanisms by which malaria can contribute to renal failure, which vary due to the type of malaria. The exact way in which these various effects combine to cause acute renal failure is not known. The most common type of malaria to cause renal failure is Plasmodium falciparum, generally the most severe and … [Read more...]

Can malaria cause kidney failure?

QUESTION: Can malaria be a cause for kidney failure or brain fever? ANSWER: Malaria, and specifically Plasmodium falciparum malaria, the most severe and deadly form of the disease, can certainly cause both renal failure and brain fever. It usually does this by infecting red blood cells, which then become blocked in tiny blood vessels deep within organs. This process is called … [Read more...]