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Malaria is a life-threatening disease. It is typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Infected mosquitoes carry the Plasmodium parasite. When this mosquito bites you, the parasite is released into your bloodstream.[read article]

Tests for Malaria

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A blood smear is a diagnostic test used to look for abnormalities within the blood. The cell types are examined under a microscope for unusual shapes or sizes. Ther...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Malaria Thick Smear
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Malaria Thin Smear
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Malaria

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CHLOROQUINE (KLOR oh kwin) is used to treat or prevent malaria infections. It is also used to treat amebiasis.  More
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QUININE (KWYE nine) is an antimalarial agent. It is used to treat malaria. Quinine should not be used to prevent leg cramps.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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QUINIDINE (KWIN i deen) is an antiarrhythmic drug. It helps make your heart beat regularly. This medicine also helps to slow rapid heartbeats. It is also used to tr...  More
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ATOVAQUONE; PROGUANIL (a TOE va kwone; pro GWAN il) is an antimalarial agent. It is used to prevent and to treat malaria infections.  More
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PYRIMETHAMINE; SULFADOXINE is used to treat or prevent malaria infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.  More
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CLINDAMYCIN (KLIN da MYE sin) is a lincosamide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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DOXYCYCLINE (dox i SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It kills certain bacteria or stops their growth. It is used to treat many kinds of infections, like dent...  More
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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE (hye drox ee KLOR oh kwin) is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. It is also used to treat malaria.  More
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TETRACYCLINE (tet ra SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other v...  More
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ARTEMETHER; LUMEFANTRINE (ar TEM e ther; loo me FAN treen) is an antimalarial agent. It is used to treat malaria infections.  More
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PYRIMETHAMINE (pahy ruh METH uh meen) is an anti-parasitic medicine. It is used to treat and to prevent malaria. This medicine is also used to treat an infection of...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Malaria What's this?

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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is derived from two sources: preformed retinoids and provitamin carotenoids. Retinoids, such as retinal and retinoic ac...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Zinc has been used since ancient Egyptian times to enhance wound healing, although the usefulness of this approach is only partially confirmed by the clinical data ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Sweet annie ( Artemisia annua ) is also known as Chinese wormwood or sweet wormwood. Although it is in the same genus as both wormwood (absinthe, Artemisia absinthi...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Sweet annie ( Artemisia annua ) is also known as Chinese wormwood or sweet wormwood. Although it is in the same genus as both wormwood (absinthe, Artemisia absinthi...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin, which is involved in vital metabolic processes in the body and is necessary for normal cell function, growth, and energy prod...  More
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acetylcysteine inhalation
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