TARGETS – Malaria
Malaria is a protozoan illness bout with fever and fever, anemia and hepatosplenomegaly.
Malaria is one of the most widespread tropical parasitic diseases in the world. Spread is endemic in Africa, Asia, Oceania, Central and South America.
clinical picture is different depending on the type of malaria. Note that in humans is found mainly four types of malaria. This disease has an incubation period, which is different for different types of malaria.
One type of these four, which I already mentioned, is a tropical malaria Plasmodium falciparum with cause. It occurs most acute and severe, may furthermore also be lethal. It is dying. With this type of disease the minimum incubation period is somewhere around week, but there is the risk of disease within one year time after leaving the area in which the person resided.
As this type of clinical manifestations like malaria largely flu or viral infection. Ie main symptom is fever, which is usually accompanied by headache, pains in muscles and joints. Generally, these are the initial clinical manifestations and if the disease is not diagnosed and treated in time, can now appear serious life-threatening complications. For example, so-called. cerebral malaria, ie patient in a coma. Arises, and acute renal failure or respiratory - severe conditions that may lead to death. Overall, the most important in this disease is rapid and accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.