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Diagnosis and management of the neurological complications of falciparum malaria.

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Malaria is a major public health problem in the developing world owing to its high rates of morbidity and mortality. Of all the malarial parasites that infect humans, Plasmodium falciparum is most commonly associated with neurological complications, which manifest as agitation, psychosis, seizures, impaired consciousness and coma (cerebral malaria). Cerebral malaria is the most severe neurological complication; the condition is associated with mortality of 15-20%, and a substantial proportion...

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10.1038/nrneurol.2009.23

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Mishra, SK More by this author
Newton, CR More by this author
Journal:
Nature reviews. Neurology
Volume:
5
Issue:
4
Pages:
189-198
Publication date:
2009-04-05
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EISSN:
1759-4766
ISSN:
1759-4758
URN:
uuid:e00b8a99-b6dc-4d27-bf7b-78c868f92f72
Source identifiers:
251968
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pubs:251968

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