quartan malaria


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Related to quartan malaria: tertian malaria, malignant tertian malaria, quartan fever

ma·lar·i·ae ma·lar·i·a

a malarial fever with paroxysms that typically recur every 72 hours or every fourth day, reckoning the day of the paroxysm as the first; due to the schizogony and release of merozoites from infected cells, with invasion of new red blood corpuscles by Plasmodium malariae.

quartan malaria

a form of malaria, caused by the protozoan Plasmodium malariae, characterized by febrile paroxysms that occur every 72 hours. Also called quartan fever. Compare falciparum malaria, tertian malaria. See also malaria.

ma·lar·i·ae ma·la·ri·a

(mă-lar'ē-ē mă-lar'ē-ă)
A malarial fever with paroxysms that recur every 72 hours or every fourth day, reckoning the day of the paroxysm as the first; due to the schizogony and release of merozoites from infected cells, with invasion of new red blood corpuscles by Plasmodium malariae.
Synonym(s): quartan malaria.

quartan malaria

Malaria with short and less severe paroxysms. Sporulation occurs each 72 hr, causing seizures every 4 days. It is caused by Plasmodium malariae.
See also: malaria