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Cerebral malaria.

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Cerebral malaria is the most important manifestation of severe Plasmodium falciparum infection. The clinical picture in South East Asian adults differs from that in African children. The children are more likely to have abnormal brain stem reflexes, signs suggestive of cerebral herniation, and raised CSF opening pressure, and to suffer persistent neurological sequelae. The mortality remains high at about 20%. The diagnosis must be considered in all patients with fever and impaired consciousne...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift
Volume:
122
Issue:
23
Pages:
879-886
Publication date:
1992-06-05
ISSN:
0036-7672
URN:
uuid:bbabb1e0-283c-422c-80fc-97baa707b332
Source identifiers:
61024
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pubs:61024

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