a form of falciparum malaria chiefly involving the gut and other abdominal viscera; gastric algid malaria is characterized by persistent vomiting; dysenteric algid malaria is characterized by bloody diarrheic stools in which enormous numbers of infected red blood cells are found.
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algid malariaA dangerous form in which the parasites in the blood cause a condition like bacterial SHOCK, with low blood pressure and cold skin. Urgent treatment to combat shock with transfusions and DOPAMINE, and energetic attack on the infecting malarial parasites, are necessary.
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