Which malaria comorbidity is associated with a worse prognosis?

Updated: Apr 26, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and malaria co-infection is a significant problem across Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, where both diseases are relatively common. Evidence suggests that malaria and HIV co-infection can lead to worse clinical outcomes in both disease processes, with malarial infections being more severe in patients infected with HIV and HIV replication increasing in malaria infection.


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