vivax malaria

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vi·vax ma·lar·i·a

a malarial fever with paroxysms that typically recur every 48 hours or every other day (every third day, reckoning the day of the paroxysm as the first); the fever is induced by release of merozoites and their invasion of new red blood corpuscles.

vivax malaria

vi·vax ma·la·ri·a

(vī'vaks mă-lar'ē-ă)
A malarial fever with paroxysms that, having synchronized, recur every 48 hours or every other day (every third day, reckoning the day of the paroxysm as the first); the fever is induced by release of merozoites and their invasion of new red blood corpuscles; causative agent is Plasmodium vivax.
Synonym(s): benign tertian fever.

vivax malaria

MALARIA caused by Plasmodium vivax and causing bouts of fever on alternate days.
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7] At the beginning of the epidemic, blood smear examination showed mainly benign tertian malaria (Plasmodium vivax), while later, as the epidemic increased, cases of severe tertian malaria (P.
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To the Editor: Benign tertian malaria, caused by Plasmodium vivax, has long been considered absent, or at least extremely rare, in western and central Africa.
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