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brain malaria symptoms

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Bad stuff: Headache, fever, confusion...Then coma and death.
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Not always death: This a very serious manifestation of malaria(usually falciparum) and demands aggressive treatment.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cerebral Malaria: Cerebral malaria is a neurologic complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. In children it can present w weakness & debilitating fatigue lea ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
PlasmodiumFalciparum: It is caused by Malaria Parasite called Plasmodium Faciparum and is infected to humans by Mosquito Bites It is the severest and deadliest Plasmdium Fa ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Depends: This is a parastic disease and can be treated with apropiate anti parasitic. There are several diffrent parasites and the treatment for the disrase ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Like the others : Cerebral malaria is a complication of falciparum malaria. Except for the occasional blood transfusion case, all types are acquired thru the bite of a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: When it comes to cerebral malaria, the two alternatives are cure or death. We prefer the former. Immediate treatment is critical.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Cerebral Malaria: Refer to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3056312/
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cerebral malaria: is a neurologic complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. In children it can present w weakness & debilitating fatigue leading to seizures. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Any age: Malaria can develop at almost any age, following bite by an infected mosquito.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
CDIR 97/78: Under development.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Infrequently: Most patients who recover from cerebral malaria can recover rapidly within 48 hour, s if given the correct treatments, without sequella. Unfortunatel ... Read More

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