The symptoms of malaria start eight to twenty five days after the infection begins. The symptoms are likely to occur even later in the people with prior intake of anti malarial medications. The disease may be followed with severe head pin or fever or shivering to occur along with the pain in joints or even vomiting and even anemia in some cases along with jaundice or presence of hemoglobin in the urine including retinal damage with the eyes along with convulsions.
What is the Signs and Symptoms of Malaria
the person with malaria may all of sudden start feeling cold and may start to shiver all of a sudden along with sweating followed with it. The fever may come and go anytime and most intense during the nights. Malaria may be either falaciparum or cerebral. Falaciparum malaria mat take nine days to a month after the infection to show its symptoms and cerebral malaria my be accompanied with neurological symptoms. And may be followed with a stage known as coma in which the person gets paralised and may even die if the disease persists. In the case of pregnant women malaria may cause still births or low baby weight and may even result in infant mortality and even abortion in some of the cases.
The occurrence of H.I.V and malaria together is likely to increase the mortality further. In some of the cases the hemoglobin may even be leaked to the urine of the individual. Medication to treat malaria may involve medicfations like sulfadoxine or pyrimethamine or mefloquine, lumefantrine or Quinine along with doxycycline may be used if an artemisinin is not available.
Malaria may even prove to occur again and be recurrent varying with a symptom free period. There may be a time when the individual may show some improvement and there may be no symptoms and he may think that the disease is gone and after some time the disease may occur again as a result of either a relapse or an re-infection in this time the parasites may show no infection but may still remain in the blood and keep on surviving as a result of improper treatment.
Re-infection may be a culpruit as well to cause malaria as the past infection may have been treated and removed from the body of the person affected from malaria with the medications but a new parasite may have been introduced in his body. People may even develop some immunity in some cases with frequent re-infections.