Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Malaria: Most Common Symptoms

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4764-1

Malaria shows a very broad spectrum of symptoms of disease. Geston et al. (2008) listed the most common ones.

Symptoms

Frequency of occurrence (%)

Fever (>38 °C)

97 (96–98)

Shivers

78 (75–80)

Headache

74 (72–76)

Sweating

64 (60–67)

Myalgia

34 (31–37)

Nausea

27 (23–30)

Vomiting

27 (23–30)

Splenomegalia

25 (23–27)

Coughing

20 (17–23)

Diarrheas

18 (17–20)

Hepatomegalia

14 (12–17)

Abdominal pain

13 (11–15)

Icterus

9 (7–10)

Dehydration

6 (3–9)

Bloody stool

3 (1–5)

Keywords

Broad Spectrum Common Symptom 
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References

  1. Genton B et al (2008) Clinical features of malaria in travelers and immigrants. In: Schlagenhauf P (ed) Traveller’s malaria. Decker, HamiltonGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany