ovale malaria

ovale malaria
ova·le malaria ō-'vā-lē- n a relatively mild form of malaria caused by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium (P. ovale) that is characterized by tertian chills and febrile paroxysms and that usu. ends spontaneously

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malaria caused by Plasmodium ovale, seen most often in sub-Saharan Africa. It is clinically similar to but milder than vivax malaria and is often found associated with falciparum malaria. The infected erythrocytes are oblong or oval on a stained blood film.

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