West African fever -->
malarial haemoglobinuria
medical dictionary

A condition, now uncommon, resulting from Plasmodium falciparum infection (malignant tertian malaria with severe haemolysis); frequently seen in Caucasians after interrupted treatment with quinine.

Synonyms: blackwater fever, haemoglobinuric fever, West African fever.

American spelling: malarial hemoglobinuria

(05 Mar 2000)