Clinical Cases

Management of an Acute Critical Case of Malaria

Written by Satish Gajera

Dr. Satish M. Gajera shares an acute critical case of malaria.  The patient was chilly, thirstless, a bleeder and of psora-syphilitic background.

Mr. SD, age 30, arrived in the evening with complaint of fever with vertigo the last three days.  Pain in umbilical region while walking which stops as soon as he stops walking.

  • Patient had taken allopathic treatment the last 2 days with IV
  • On Examination: P.: 90/60, Pulse: 78/min.
  • Dull looking with shivering, vertigo & thirstless. Adv: CBC
  • MP, Urine

History of a painful situation on phone call which came from his mother before 4 days. His mother had asked about money for his treatment of some health issue. He had to deny because of no money at that time. After finishing phone call, he feels bad that due to him, his mother has to suffer from some disease.

What is the approach in malaria?

What was the scope of malaria?

What should we serve to suffering humanity?

Don’t worry. When you are stuck up in the case, always use the manual of homoeopathy i.e. ORGANON OF MEDICINE.

Aphorism No: 235

With regard to the intermittent fevers, they must correspond by similarity of symptoms in the most homoeopathic manner possible, to the strongest, best marked, and most peculiar alternating state (either to the cold stage, or to the hot stage, or to the sweating stage, each with its accessory symptoms, according as the one or other alternating state is the strongest and most peculiar); but the symptoms of the patient’s health during the intervals when he is free from fever must be the chief guide to the most appropriate homoeopathic remedy.

 Aphorism No. 153

In this search for a homoeopathic specific remedy, that is to say, in this comparison of the collective symptoms of the natural disease with the list of symptoms of known medicines, in order to find among these an artificial morbific agent corresponding by similarity to the disease to be cured, the more striking, singular, uncommon & peculiar (characteris/c) signs and symptoms 109 of the case of disease are chiefly and most solely to be kept in view; for it is more particularly these that very similar ones in the list of symptoms of the selected medicine must correspond to, in order to constitute the most suitable for effecting the cure….

Analysis of Case:

 Repertorisation

Criteria For selection:

Needing remedy that is chilly, thirstless; bleeder, psora-syphilitic background.

Prescription:  Acid Phos. 200 1dose. – 30-8-2013 evening

On The Second Day- Morning:

  • No Fever
  • No vertigo
  • No weakness
  • Slight Headache Persist
  • Appetite improved
  • No dullness

  • No fever.
  • Patient joins his daily routine work since 2days. Ø Mild headache still present.

Follow Up: 5-9-2013

  • No Headache since today Morning. No complaint.

About the author

Satish Gajera

Dr. Satish M. Gajera - M.D. (Hom.) Consultant Homoeopath, Assistant Professor Department of Homoeopathic Materia Medica, Vidhyadeep Homoeopathic Medical College and Research Centre, Kim, Surat

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