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Congenital falciparum malaria

Symptoms of Congenital falciparum malaria

The following features are indicative of Congenital falciparum malaria:
  • fever
  • anaemia
  • splenomegaly
  • hepatomegaly
  • jaundice
  • regurgitation
  • loose stools
  • poor feeding
  • drowsiness
  • restlessness
  • cyanosis
  • respiratory distress
It is possible that Congenital falciparum malaria shows no physical symptoms and still be present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Congenital falciparum malaria

The following are the most common causes of Congenital falciparum malaria:
  • Plasmodium falciparum parasites

Risk Factors for Congenital falciparum malaria

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Congenital falciparum malaria:
  • prematurity
  • history of fever within 3 months of delivery
  • peripheral parasitaemia at delivery

Prevention of Congenital falciparum malaria

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Congenital falciparum malaria. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • wearing long trousers and long sleeve
  • applying insect repellent
  • sleeping in a air-conditioned room
  • sleeping under an insecticide treated bed-net

Occurrence of Congenital falciparum malaria

Common Age Group

Congenital falciparum malaria most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • At birth

Common Gender

Congenital falciparum malaria can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Congenital falciparum malaria

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Congenital falciparum malaria:
  • Blood sample: To detect the presence of the parasite

Complications of Congenital falciparum malaria if untreated

Yes, Congenital falciparum malaria causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Congenital falciparum malaria is left untreated:
  • can be fatal

Self-care for Congenital falciparum malaria

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Congenital falciparum malaria:
  • wearing long trousers and long sleeve
  • applying insect repellent
  • sleeping in a air-conditioned room
  • sleeping under an insecticide treated bed-net

Is Congenital falciparum malaria Infectious?

Yes, Congenital falciparum malaria is known to be infectious. It can spread across people via the following means:
  • transmission of parasites from mother to fetus

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Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Congenital falciparum malaria.

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