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Disease definition

A life-threatening parasitic disease caused by Plasmodium (P. ) parasites that are transmitted by Anophles mosquito bites to humans and is typically clinically characterized by attacks of fever, headache, chills and vomiting.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: B50.0  B50.8  B50.9  B51.0  B51.8  B51.9  B52.0  B52.8  B52.9  B53.0  B53.1  B53.8  B54
  • OMIM: 611162
  • UMLS: C0024530
  • MeSH: D008288
  • GARD: 6961
  • MedDRA: 10025487

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