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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0024530

NCI Thesaurus Code: C34797  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: A protozoan infection caused by the genus Plasmodium. There are four species of Plasmodium that can infect humans: Plasmodium falciparum, vivax, ovale, and malariae. It is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. Signs and symptoms include paroxysmal high fever, sweating, chills, and anemia.

GARD Definition: Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. Infection with malaria parasites may result in a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from absent or very mild symptoms to severe disease and even death. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. In general, malaria is a curable disease if diagnosed and treated promptly and correctly. Treatment depends on many factors including disease severity, the species of malaria parasite causing the infection and the part of the world in which the infection was acquired. - this information is from GARD/ORDR/NCATS.

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. You get it when an infected mosquito bites you. Malaria is a major cause of death worldwide, but it is almost wiped out in the United States. The disease is mostly a problem in developing countries with warm climates. If you travel to these countries, you are at risk. There are four different types of malaria caused by four related parasites. The most deadly type occurs in Africa south of the Sahara Desert.

Malaria symptoms include chills, flu-like symptoms, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice. A blood test can diagnose it. It can be life-threatening. However, you can treat malaria with drugs. The type of drug depends on which kind of malaria you have and where you were infected.

Malaria can be prevented. When traveling to malaria-prone regions

  • See your doctor for medicines that protect you
  • Wear insect repellent with DEET
  • Cover up
  • Sleep under mosquito netting

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NICHD Definition: Plasmodium parasite infection, characterized by fever, flu-like symptoms, anemia, and jaundice, that may be transmitted through infected mosquito bites, blood transfusion, organ transplant, contaminated needles or syringes, or before or during birth.

CSP Definition: protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the genus Plasmodium (P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae) and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus Anopheles; malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands; characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high fever, sweating, shaking chills, and anemia; malaria in animals is caused by other species of plasmodia.

MSH Definition: A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Disease caused by Plasmodiidae
Disease caused by Plasmodiidae (disorder)
Disease due to Plasmodiidae
Fever, Marsh
Fever, Remittent
Infection, Plasmodium
Infections, Plasmodium
INFECT PLASMODIUM
malaria
Malaria, unspecified
Malarial fever
Malarial fever (finding)
Malaria (disorder)
Malaria [Disease/Finding]
Malaria fever NOS
Malaria NOS
Marsh Fever
Paludism
Plasmodia infections
Plasmodiosis
PLASMODIUM INFECT
Plasmodium infection
Plasmodium Infections
Remittent Fever
Unspecified malaria

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C34797 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN GEN or unspecified; specify Plasmodium species IM if possible but note P. falciparum malaria = MALARIA, FALCIPARUM; P. vivax malaria = MALARIA, VIVAX; tertian malaria = MALARIA, VIVAX, quartan malaria: coord IM with PLASMODIUM MALARIAE (IM); malariotherapy = HYPERTHERMIA, INDUCED: do not confuse with MALARIA /ther; /drug ther: consider also ANTIMALARIALS MSH
ANSWER_CODE 10130 LNC
ANSWER_CODE_SYSTEM NNDSS LNC
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH TM UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000020002 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID A84.. SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID X76Dx SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XU1Vn SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 10/01/1999 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 2214-5569 CSP
DX 19600101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020731 SNOMEDCT_US
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED N LNC
FX D000962 MSH
HAS_GARD_PAGE true GARD
HN MALARIA CONTROL was heading 1963-66 MSH
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
ICE Malaria (fever) NOS ICD9CM
ICN Note: Subcategories 084.0-084.6 exclude the listed conditions with mention of pernicious complications (084.8-084.9). ICD9CM
INCLUSION_TERM Clinically diagnosed malaria without parasitological confirmation ICD10
IPX -B50 ICPC
IPX -B51 ICPC
IPX -B52 ICPC
IPX -B53 ICPC
IPX -B54 ICPC
IS_RARE true GARD
IS_SPANISH false GARD
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D008288 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Malaria NDFRT
MESH_UI M0012910 NDFRT
MMR 20121204 MSH
MN C03.752.530 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/malaria.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/malaria.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Malaria NCI
NUI N0000001924 NDFRT
OL use MALARIA to search MALARIA CONTROL 1966 MSH
ORDER_NO 01039 ICD10CM
PM MALARIA CONTROL was heading 1963-66 MSH
PRIMARY_PATH 10025487$10035499$10037072$10021881$Malaria$Plasmodia infections$Protozoal infectious disorders$Infections and infestations MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10021881 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
RARE_DISEASE_URL http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/6961/malaria/resources/1 GARD
RXAUI 3180878 RXNORM
RXAUI 3196233 RXNORM
RXAUI 3196237 RXNORM
RXAUI 3196739 RXNORM
RXAUI 3217608 RXNORM
RXAUI 3221426 RXNORM
RXAUI 3231426 RXNORM
RXCUI 1025176 RXNORM
SNOMED_CID 105649009 NDFRT
SNOMED_CID 186797008 NDFRT
SNOMED_CID 61462000 NDFRT
SNOMEDID DE-54000 SNOMEDCT_US
SNOMEDID DE-540F9 SNOMEDCT_US
SNOMEDID F-03DBD SNOMEDCT_US
SOS Excludes: congenital malaria (771.2) ICD9CM
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS B54 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~MAP SOURCE CONCEPT CANNOT BE CLASSIFIED WITH AVAILABLE DATA SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447638001 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~ SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~B54 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS B54 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS B54 | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS R50.81 | CONSIDER ADDITIONAL CODE TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC CONDITION OR DISEASE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF DOUBLE QUOTIDIEN FEVER CHOOSE B50.9 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF MALIGNANT TERTIAN FEVER CHOOSE B50.9 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF QUARTAN FEVER CHOOSE B52.9 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF QUOTIDIEN FEVER CHOOSE B50.9 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF TERTIAN FEVER CHOOSE B51.9 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447639009 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~2 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~2 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~3 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~4 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~5 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~6 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 248438009 | Quotidien fever (finding) | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 248439001 | Double quotidien fever (finding) | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 248440004 | Tertian fever (finding) | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 248441000 | Malignant tertian fever (finding) | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 248442007 | Quartan fever (finding) | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~OTHERWISE TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~B50.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~B51.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~B52.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~B54 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~R50.81 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~A84.. SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~X76Dx SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XU1Vn SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000498005~MAPTARGET~DE-54000 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000498005~MAPTARGET~DE-540F9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000498005~MAPTARGET~F-03DBD SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T024721 MSH
TERMUI T024722 MSH
TERMUI T024723 MSH
TERMUI T573614 MSH
TERMUI T627908 MSH
TERMUI T627940 MSH
TH NLM (1986) MSH
TH NLM (1992) MSH
TH NLM (2005) MSH
TH NLM (2006) MSH
TH ORD (2010) MSH
TH UNK (19XX) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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