Other conditions with symptoms similar to malaria infection

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.

Additional conditions with symptoms similar to Plasmodium falciparum malaria include:

Last Updated: May 8, 2009

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