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vivax malaria


Definition: a malarial fever with paroxysms that typically recur every 48 hours or every other day (every third day, reckoning the day of the paroxysm as the first); the fever is induced by release of merozoites and their invasion of new red blood corpuscles.

Synonym(s): benign tertian fever, benign tertian malaria, malaria tertiana, tertian fever, tertian malaria, vivax fever

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