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Quartan malaria

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Infection with Plasmodium malariae, follows a relatively benign course.

The fever caused by P. malariae classically recurs every fourth day (i.e. days 1,4,7 etc) and the clinical picture is sometimes called quartan malaria.

Is uncommonly seen in the UK (1).

5-10% of malariae malaria presents over 1 year after infection.



  • Public Health England. Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK 2019
  • Health protection agency 2007. Guidelines for malaria prevention in travelers from the United Kingdom

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