tertian malaria


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a malarial fever with paroxysms that typically recur every 48 hours or every other day (every third day, reckoning the day of the paroxysm as the first); the fever is induced by release of merozoites and their invasion of new red blood corpuscles.

tertian malaria

Malaria in which sporulation occurs each 48 hr. Symptoms are more common during the day. Paroxysms are divided into chill, fever, and sweating stages. Cold stage is usually 10 to 15 min but may last an hour or more. Febrile stage varies from 4 to 6 hr. Benign tertian malaria is caused by Plasmodium vivax, malignant tertian malaria by Plasmodium falciparum.
See also: malaria
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