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Are there neurological complications of cerebral malaria?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Can be

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, headache

In brief: Can be

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, headache
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
body pain, delirium and eventually coma. Cerebral malaria is usually one of multiple organs involved in adults.
Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Infrequently

Most patients who recover from cerebral malaria can recover rapidly within 48 hour, s if given the correct treatments, without sequella.
Unfortunately if treatment is delayed this disease can be fatal.

In brief: Infrequently

Most patients who recover from cerebral malaria can recover rapidly within 48 hour, s if given the correct treatments, without sequella.
Unfortunately if treatment is delayed this disease can be fatal.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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