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Malaria

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Malaria Malaria ICD-9 084; ICD-10 B50-B54 (Quartan malaria, Falciparum malaria, Biduoterian fever, Blackwater fever,
 Tertian malaria, Jungle fever, marsh fever, paludal fever)

Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. Symptoms usually begin 10 days to 4 weeks after infection. Malaria produces fever, headache, vomiting, shaking chills, and other flu-like symptoms. Malaria may cause anemia and jaundice (yellow coloring of the skin and eyes) because of the destruction of red blood cells. If drugs are not available for treatment or the parasites are resistant to them, the infection can progress rapidly and become life threatening.

Last updated May 7, 2019