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Fever in patients with mixed-species malaria.

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McKenzie, FE; Smith, DL; O'Meara, WP; Forney, JR; Magill, AJ; Permpanich, B; Erhart, LM; Sirichaisinthop, J; Wongsrichanalai, C; Gasser, RA
Published in: Clin Infect Dis
June 15, 2006

BACKGROUND: Clinical symptoms of mixed-species malaria infections have been variously reported as both less severe and more severe than those of single-species infections. METHODS: Oral temperatures were taken from and blood slides were prepared for 2308 adults who presented at outpatient malaria clinics in Tak Province (Thailand) during May-August 1998, May-July 1999, and May-June 2001 with malaria infections diagnosed by 2 expert research microscopists, each of whom was blinded to the other's reports. RESULTS: In each year, temperatures of patients with mixed Plasmodium vivax-Plasmodium falciparum infections were higher than temperatures of patients with P. vivax or P. falciparum infections. In every mixed-species case, P. falciparum parasitemia was higher than P. vivax parasitemia, but patient temperature was not correlated with the parasitemia of either species or with the total parasitemia. CONCLUSIONS: Among adults who self-report to malaria clinics in western Thailand, patients with mixed P. vivax-P. falciparum infections have higher fevers than patients with single-species infections, a distinction that cannot be attributed to differences in parasitemia. This observation warrants more detailed investigations, spanning wider ranges of ages and transmission environments.

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Clin Infect Dis

DOI

EISSN

1537-6591

Publication Date

June 15, 2006

Volume

42

Issue

12

Start / End Page

1713 / 1718

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Plasmodium vivax
  • Plasmodium falciparum
  • Microbiology
  • Male
  • Malaria
  • Humans
  • Fever
  • Female
  • Animals
  • Adult
 

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McKenzie, F. E., Smith, D. L., O’Meara, W. P., Forney, J. R., Magill, A. J., Permpanich, B., … Gasser, R. A. (2006). Fever in patients with mixed-species malaria. Clin Infect Dis, 42(12), 1713–1718. https://doi.org/10.1086/504330
McKenzie, F Ellis, David L. Smith, Wendy P. O’Meara, J Russ Forney, Alan J. Magill, Barnyen Permpanich, Laura M. Erhart, Jeeraphat Sirichaisinthop, Chansuda Wongsrichanalai, and Robert A. Gasser. “Fever in patients with mixed-species malaria.Clin Infect Dis 42, no. 12 (June 15, 2006): 1713–18. https://doi.org/10.1086/504330.
McKenzie FE, Smith DL, O’Meara WP, Forney JR, Magill AJ, Permpanich B, et al. Fever in patients with mixed-species malaria. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Jun 15;42(12):1713–8.
McKenzie, F. Ellis, et al. “Fever in patients with mixed-species malaria.Clin Infect Dis, vol. 42, no. 12, June 2006, pp. 1713–18. Pubmed, doi:10.1086/504330.
McKenzie FE, Smith DL, O’Meara WP, Forney JR, Magill AJ, Permpanich B, Erhart LM, Sirichaisinthop J, Wongsrichanalai C, Gasser RA. Fever in patients with mixed-species malaria. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Jun 15;42(12):1713–1718.
Journal cover image

Published In

Clin Infect Dis

DOI

EISSN

1537-6591

Publication Date

June 15, 2006

Volume

42

Issue

12

Start / End Page

1713 / 1718

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Plasmodium vivax
  • Plasmodium falciparum
  • Microbiology
  • Male
  • Malaria
  • Humans
  • Fever
  • Female
  • Animals
  • Adult