Malaria due to Plasmodium ovale is caused by a parasitic protozoan, Plasmodium ovale, which is transmitted by the bites of infected Anopheles mosquitoes.
Diagnosis of malaria due to Plasmodium ovale is typically based on the clinical presentation and laboratory testing. Blood samples will be taken to test for the presence of the parasites.
Differential diagnosis of malaria due to Plasmodium ovale includes other infections such as dengue fever and leptospirosis.
Treatment of malaria due to Plasmodium ovale involves the use of antimalarial drugs such as artemether/lumefantrine, quinine, and chloroquine.
The prognosis of malaria due to Plasmodium ovale is typically good with prompt treatment. However, if left untreated, the infection can become severe and life-threatening.