ⓘ Plasmodium malariae

                                     

ⓘ Plasmodium malariae

Plasmodium malariae is a parasitic protozoan that causes malaria in humans. It is one of several species of Plasmodium parasites that infect humans, including also Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, responsible for most malarial infection. Found worldwide, it causes a so-called "benign malaria", not nearly as dangerous as that produced by P. falciparum or P. vivax. The signs include fevers that recur at approximately three-day intervals - a quartan fever or quartan malaria - longer than the two-day intervals of the other malarial parasites.

                                     
  • benign tertian malaria Plasmodium ovale wallikeri another, less frequent, cause of benign tertian malaria Plasmodium malariae the cause of benign quartan
  • the name P. malariae The simian parasite Plasmodium brasilianum causes quartan fever in New World monkeys and resembles Plasmodium malariae morphologically
  • described by Vassal in 1907. P. melanipherum was described to resemble Plasmodium malariae P. melanipherum has only been described in Central Africa. P. melanipherum
  • knowlesi Plasmodium hyobati Plasmodium malariae Plasmodium ovale Plasmodium petersi Plasmodium pitheci Plasmodium rhodiani Plasmodium schweitzi Plasmodium semiovale
  • Grassi categorized Plasmodium species based on the timing of fever in the patient malignant tertian malaria was caused by Laverania malariae now P. falciparum
  • It is specifically caused by the Plasmodium malariae species, one of the six species of the protozoan genus Plasmodium Quartan fever is a form of malaria
  • parasites Plasmodium tropiduri and P. holaspi or by the fish parasite Babesiosoma. It is also seen in the case of human parasite Plasmodium malariae Pictures
  • Tantulart IS, Mason DP, Kimura M, Wongsrichanalai C. 2002 Unusual plasmodium malariae - like parasites in southeast Asia. J. Parasitol. 88 2 350 - 357 Stephens
  • different types of human malaria Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium malariae In 1897, William Welch identified and named Plasmodium falciparum. This was followed
  • split. These species appear to be more closely related to Plasmodium malariae than to Plasmodium vivax. The two species appear to differ in their biology