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Table 3 Local terminologies for describing symptoms of severe malaria and their interpretations

From: A qualitative study to identify community structures for management of severe malaria: a basis for introducing rectal artesunate in the under five years children in Nakonde District of Zambia

Local terminology English word
1. Sinsa Convulsions
2. Ukuzanzauchila/usawawiya Confusion/mental disorder
3. Wakapanga ama picture ngati akulola a film Hallucination
4. Akakalila Prostration
5. Insingo ikakalila Stiff neck
6. Ukusanta Fitting
7. Ukukana ukulya Loss of appetite
8. Ukuchuluchila Twitching
9. Ukutwinka Sweating
10. Ukupolomia Diarrhea
11. Icapamutwe Fontanelle
12. Ukuluka inyonga Vomiting yellow stuff
13. Ukuzakaza Shivering
14. Ukulungula nkaninye Very hot body
15. Ukunyonga Stomach pains