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Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Malaria

Symptoms of malaria can be similar to those of many different infectious diseases or other illnesses, including:

  • Viral illnesses, such as a cold or flu.
  • Diseases from tick bites (rickettsia).
  • Stomach infections ( gastroenteritis ).
  • Inflammation of the liver ( hepatitis ).
  • Severe fever caused by bacteria ( typhoid fever ).
  • Bacterial infection or inflammation of the brain or spinal cord (bacterial meningitis ).
  • Other infections caused by parasites.

Other conditions with symptoms similar to Plasmodium falciparum malaria include:

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Last Revised April 20, 2011

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