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Medical Term:

chronic malaria

 

Definition: malaria that develops after frequently repeated attacks of one of the acute forms, usually falciparum malaria; it is characterized by profound anemia, enlargement of the spleen, emaciation, mental depression, sallow complexion, edema of ankles, feeble digestion, and muscular weakness.

Synonym(s): limnemia, malarial cachexia

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