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Partner had P Falciparum malaria. two infections in quick succession.

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partner had P Falciparum malaria. two infections in quick succession. first one she felt tired and had minor flu symptoms, second one strong headaches and sick. no fever. had local treatment (injections) from local hospital. was day patient. tests there and in uk clear of malaria. been three and a half weeks since treatment ended. reports physical shakes at times and is very tired. sometimes gets headaches. what is normal recovery from treatment?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi. We can continue after this if you'd like but it can take up to three months or longer to recover from a falciparum malarial infection even with proper treatment. She just needs plenty of rest and fluids and food for now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

so shakes just linked to tiredness or can the malaria effect blood pressure, iron and anaemia etc

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
The shakes are really still from the infection itself but the tiredness can also be from anemia and low thyroid conditions so unless she's been checked for those, she needs to be
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

so its after effects of the treatment/illness still working way through system? having a full check up when she is back in australia. anything else she should be aware of to have tested?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Still just the aftereffects of the infection and the treatment.

But I would also get a CBC, thyroid function panel, EBV viral titer to look for chronic fatigue syndrome, and liver and kidney function tests

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

had cfs in past as kid can it trigger relapse

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Indeed it can as can any infectious disease

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