What is the presentation of Plasmodium vivax (P vivax) malaria infection?

Updated: Apr 26, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Notably, infection with P vivax, particularly in temperate areas of India, may cause symptoms up to 6-12 months after the host leaves the endemic area. In addition, patients infected with P vivax or P ovale may relapse after longer periods, because of the hypnozoite stage in the liver.


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