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blackwater fever

 
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.

black·wa·ter fe·ver

hemoglobinuria resulting from severe hemolysis occurring in falciparum malaria.Synonym(s): malarial hemoglobinuria

blackwater fever

(blăk′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n.
A serious, often fatal complication of chronic malaria, characterized by the passage of bloody, dark red or black urine.

blackwater fever

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.
A rare, often fatal complication of Plasmodium falciparum malaria
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 fever

A 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 fever

a rare tropical disease triggered by MALARIA PARASITE infestation, in which there is massive destruction of red blood cells producing dark red or black urine.

blackwater fever

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