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Malaria - Recent Advances, and New Perspectives

Pier Paolo Piccaluga

University of Bologna

Dr. Piccaluga's high h-index of 49 is a strong indicator of his high merit as a researcher working in the field of oncology and hematology. He has three patents on molecular diagnostic tools for hematological cancers. He is involved in several clinical trials as a coordinator or sub-investigator. Winner of several prizes for study and research.

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Histopathology Etiology Pathogenesis Cytology Molecular Diagnostics Prophylaxis Vaccine Antimalarial Drug Therapy Antimalarial Drug Resistance New Drugs Fever Differential Diagnosis

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Malaria is an acute febrile illness caused by Plasmodium parasites, which are spread to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It’s the second commonest infectious disease worldwide (following hepatitis B). Despite being potentially preventable and curable, in 2020 there were an estimated 241 million cases; the estimated number of deaths being 627,000. Nearly half of the world's population is at risk of malaria. However, some population groups are at considerably higher risk of contracting malaria and developing the severe disease: children, pregnant women, and patients with low immunity. Noteworthy, 95% of malaria cases and 96% of malaria deaths occur in African Countries, with 80% of all deaths being in children under 5. Recent advancements include more accurate vectors control, chemotherapies, and possibly vaccine development. In this book, the current and most advanced knowledge about malaria is discussed, by focusing on pathobiology, diagnosis, clinical features, and management.

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Date completed: March 29th 2022

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Pier Paolo Piccaluga

University of Bologna

Pier Paolo Piccaluga, Prof., MD, Ph.D., is currently Associate Professor of Pathology at the Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, Bologna University School of Medicine—Institute of Hematology and Medical Oncology, and the Biobank of research at the IRCCS S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital. He has been responsible for many years for the Molecular Pathology Laboratory. In 2018, he was appointed for teaching at the Queen Mary University of London and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya. He is the author of several international publications in journals such as Nature Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood, Lancet Oncology, and Lancet Infectious Diseases. Dr. Piccaluga is ranked a Top Italian Scientist (TIS) by VIA-Academy.

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