A report on Malaria, Plasmodium and Plasmodium vivax
This parasite is the most frequent and widely distributed cause of recurring malaria.- Plasmodium vivax
The ensuing destruction of host red blood cells can result in malaria.- Plasmodium
Malaria is caused by single-celled microorganisms of the Plasmodium group.- Malaria
Most deaths are caused by P. falciparum, whereas P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae generally cause a milder form of malaria.- Malaria
Over the course of the 20th century, many other species were discovered in various hosts and classified, including five species that regularly infect humans: P. vivax, P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. knowlesi.- Plasmodium
They form hypnozoites, a small stage that nestles inside an individual liver cell.- Plasmodium vivax
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Plasmodium falciparum3 links
Plasmodium falciparum is a unicellular protozoan parasite of humans, and the deadliest species of Plasmodium that causes malaria in humans.
In 1900, the Italian zoologist Giovanni Battista Grassi categorized Plasmodium species based on the timing of fever in the patient; malignant tertian malaria was caused by Laverania malariae (now P. falciparum), benign tertian malaria by Haemamoeba vivax (now P. vivax), and quartan malaria by Haemamoeba malariae (now P. malariae).
Plasmodium malariae2 links
Plasmodium malariae is a parasitic protozoan that causes malaria in humans.
It is one of several species of Plasmodium parasites that infect other organisms as pathogens, also including Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, responsible for most malarial infection.
Malaria is caused by six Plasmodium species: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale curtisi, Plasmodium ovale wallikeri, Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium knowlesi.
Antimalarial medication2 links
Antimalarial medications or simply antimalarials are a type of antiparasitic chemical agent, often naturally derived, that can be used to treat or to prevent malaria, in the latter case, most often aiming at two susceptible target groups, young children and pregnant women.
Quinine is an alkaloid that acts as a blood schizonticidal and weak gametocide against Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium malariae.
It has no known effect against hypnozoites therefore is not used in the prevention of relapse.
Chloroquine is a medication primarily used to prevent and treat malaria in areas where malaria remains sensitive to its effects.
As an antimalarial, it works against the asexual form of the malaria parasite in the stage of its life cycle within the red blood cell.
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Plasmodium ovale1 links
Plasmodium ovale is a species of parasitic protozoa that causes tertian malaria in humans.
It is one of several species of Plasmodium parasites that infect humans including Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax which are responsible for most malarial infection.