Complications of Malaria

Malaria can be a very serious illness and potentially fatal. The P. Falciparum parasite causes the most severe malaria symptoms and the most deaths.

Symptoms can develop as quickly as eight days after being bitten. However, in some cases the parasites can stay inactive in the body and symptoms may not develop for up to a year.

The destruction of red blood cells by the malaria parasite can cause severe anaemia. This is a condition where the red blood cells are unable to carry enough oxygen, which leaves you feeling drowsy, weak and faint.

In some rare cases of malaria, the infected red blood cells can block the small blood vessels leading to the brain, stopping blood flow and leading to a shortage of oxygen. This is known as cerebral malaria.

Cerebral malaria can cause your brain to swell and, in some cases, may lead to permanent brain damage. It can also cause you to have a seizure or fall into a coma.

Other complications of a severe case of malaria can include:

  • Breathing problems (such as fluid in your lungs)
  • Liver failure and jaundice (a yellow discolouration of the skin)
  • Shock (sudden drop in blood flow)
  • Spontaneous bleeding
  • Abnormally low blood sugar
  • Kidney failure
  • Swelling and rupturing of the spleen
  • Dehydration

Complications of severe malaria can appear within hours or days of your first symptoms, so it is important to get ZERAMAL as soon as you think you have malaria.

ZERAMAL is a brand of anti malarial drug that contains Arthemeter + Lumenfantrine indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria.

Knock Malaria Out with ZERAMAL

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