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A 47-year-old member asked:

what are the symptoms of cerebral malaria?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Bad stuff: Headache, fever, confusion...Then coma and death.
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Not always death: This a very serious manifestation of malaria(usually falciparum) and demands aggressive treatment.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cerebral Malaria: Cerebral malaria is a neurologic complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. In children it can present w weakness & debilitating fatigue leading to seizures. It can cause swelling of brain, hemorrhages & sometimes body posturing, abnl eye movements & breathing patterns & changes of pupil size. Untreated Cerebral malaria is usually fatal in children. In adults sx's can include fever.

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Does "pregnant brain" exist?

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Maybe: Many pregnant women feel like their emotions, ability to concentrate, ability to prioritize and memory are all effected in pregnancy. The hormonal changes in the brain during pregnancy are significant. I encouraged women to raise these concerns with their doctor at a routine visit. I encourage them to be specific in what seems different so we can determine if it normal or not.
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Which species of malaria is responsible for malaria deaths?

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Plasmodium: Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and animals caused by plasmodium protozoa. Among the five species of plasmodium, p. Falciparum is largely responsible for severe diseases including cerebral malaria.
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I feel like I could have a brain tumor, how much would it cost to have a test done to see? I have medicaid and i'm in texas.

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Insurance covers: Get seen by your primary doctor and she will order to proper test (e.g. Mri, ct) for you. If medically indicated tests are 'covered' under medicaid.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you inform me about whole brain irradiation?

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Prophylactic: Whole brain irradiation is often used as a prophylactic treatment for patients who have been diagnosed with a cancer that has a high rate of metastasis to the brain. The idea is to prevent the growth of metastases that are too small to be seen.
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Is deep brain stimulation suggested for Parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
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You work with your neurosurgeon and neurologist to achieve the best results. This is a cooperative effort. Choose specialists with experience and a team that communicates well
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