Severe Malaria in the ICU

  • S. V. Prayag
  • A. R. Jahagirdar


The term malaria (from the Italian mala “bad” and aria “air”) was used by the Italians to describe the cause of intermittent fevers associated with exposure to marsh air or miasma. The word was introduced to English by Horace Walpole, who wrote in 1740 about a “horrid thing called mal’aria that comes to Rome every summer and kills one.” The term malaria, without the apostrophe, evolved into the name of the disease only in the 20th century. Up to that point the various intermittent fevers had been called jungle fever, marsh fever, paludal fever, or swamp fever.


Falciparum Malaria Severe Malaria Cerebral Malaria Vivax Malaria Exchange Transfusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Prayag
    • 1
  • A. R. Jahagirdar
    • 2
  1. 1.Critical Care UnitShree Medical FoundationPune, MaharashtraIndia
  2. 2.Critical CareJahangir Apollo HospitalPuneIndia

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