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quartan

 [kwor´tan]
1. recurring in four-day cycles (i.e. on the third day after the previous episode).
2. a variety of intermittent fever in which the paroxysms recur on every third day; see malaria.

quar·tan

(kwōr'tan),
Recurring every fourth day, including the first day of an episode in the computation, that is, after a free interval of 2 days.
[L. quartanus, relating to a fourth (thing)]

quartan

/quar·tan/ (kwor´tan) recurring in four-day cycles.

quartan

(kwôrt′n)
adj.
Occurring every fourth day, counting inclusively, or every 72 hours. Used of a fever.
n.
A malarial fever recurring every 72 hours.

quartan

[kwôr′tən]
Etymology: L, quartanus, relating to the fourth
recurring on the fourth day, or at about 72-hour intervals. See also quartan malaria.

quar·tan

(kwōr'tăn)
Recurring every fourth day, including the first day of an episode in the computation, i.e., after a free interval of 2 days.
See also: malariae malaria
[L. quartanus, relating to a fourth (thing)]

quartan

Recurring on the fourth day, as in the case of the fever in quartan MALARIA.

quar·tan

(kwōr'tǎn)
Recurring every fourth day, including the first day of an episode in computation, i.e., after a free interval of 2 days.
[L. quartanus, relating to a fourth (thing)]

quartan

1. recurring in 4-day cycles (every third day).
2. a variety of intermittent fever of which the paroxysms recur on every third day.
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During the Medieval Warm Period, mention of malarialike illness was common in the European literature from Christian Russia to caliphate Spain: "As one who has the shivering of the quartan so near,/that he has his nails already pale/and trembles all, still keeping the shade,/such I became when those words were uttered.
This may well have enhanced transmission rates, for Thomas Sydenham described an epidemic of tertian and some quartan fevers in 1661, which "was doing frightful mischief' by August.
In the end, popularization of the drug came in a highly unorthodox manner: a relatively untutored man, Robert Talbor, abandoned his apprenticeship to an apothecary to develop a safe dosage and an effective treatment regimen: "I planted myself in Essex near the sea side, in a place where agues are the epidemical diseases, where you will find but few persons but either are, or have been afflicted with a tedious quartan.
Hippocrates was the first to clearly describe the different types of malaria depending upon the periodicity of the fever--tertian and quartan fever patterns.
The one type beginning and ending in the same manner as a quartan, the other with only this difference; that it allows one day to be free of it, and returns on the third.
Seventy-two hours the paroxysm is on the fourth day, hence the name quartan ague.
Quartan malarial nephropathy was reported mainly from Africa (6-12).
The nephritic syndrome in Uganda and its association with quartan malaria.