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Related to Black water fever: malaria, yellow fever, algid malaria, Cerebral malaria
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.
hemoglobinuria resulting from severe hemolysis occurring in falciparum malaria.Synonym(s): malarial hemoglobinuria
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.
a rare, serious complication of chronic falciparum malaria, characterized by jaundice, hemoglobinuria, acute renal failure, and passage of bloody dark red or black urine caused by massive intravascular hemolysis. Death occurs in 20% to 30% of all cases; the mortality rate is particularly high among Europeans. See also falciparum malaria, malaria, Plasmodium.
Lab Severe haemolysis with haemoglobinuria, red cell and epithelial cell casts in urine
black·wa·ter fe·ver(blak'waw'tĕr fē'vĕr)
Hemoglobinuria resulting from severe hemolysis occurring in falciparum malaria.
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.
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.