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a severe complication of malaria characterized by intravascular hemolysis, hemoglobinuria, renal failure, and passage of dark brown or red urine, seen in association with intermittent quinine therapy, with Plasmodium falciparum infection in the nonimmune, or with interrupted exposure in the partially immune.
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hemoglobinuria resulting from severe hemolysis occurring in falciparum malaria.Synonym(s): malarial hemoglobinuria
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blackwater fever(blăk′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
A serious, often fatal complication of chronic malaria, characterized by the passage of bloody, dark red or black urine.
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Lab Severe haemolysis with haemoglobinuria, red cell and epithelial cell casts in urine
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black·wa·ter fe·ver(blak'waw'tĕr fē'vĕr)
Hemoglobinuria resulting from severe hemolysis occurring in falciparum malaria.
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blackwater feverA popular term for a dangerous complication of the type of MALARIA caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum . The malarial parasites break down red blood cells in such numbers that freed haemoglobin passes through the kidneys and darkens the urine.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
blackwater fevera rare tropical disease triggered by MALARIA PARASITE infestation, in which there is massive destruction of red blood cells producing dark red or black urine.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005