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What are the symptoms of cerebral malaria?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not always death

This a very serious manifestation of malaria(usually falciparum) and demands aggressive treatment.

In brief: Not always death

This a very serious manifestation of malaria(usually falciparum) and demands aggressive treatment.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bad stuff

Headache, fever, confusion.
..Then coma and death.

In brief: Bad stuff

Headache, fever, confusion.
..Then coma and death.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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