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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 12, No. 4, 2008, pp. 204-205
Bioline Code: cm08041
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2008, pp. 204-205

 en Cerebral malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax check for this species in other resources in adult subjects
Sarkar, Suman & Bhattacharya, Prithwis

Abstract

Cerebral malaria is a diffuse encephalopathy associated with seizures and status epilepticus which can occur in up to one-third of patients with severe malaria, particularly that caused by Plasmodium falciparum check for this species in other resources . In this article, we report three cases of Plasmodium vivax check for this species in other resources malaria (all adult male patients) complicated by seizures and symptoms of diffuse meningoencephalitis. Two patients had predominantly meningeal signs, while in the third patient the features were purely of encephalitis All cases were treated with artesunate. Usually, cerebral malaria is caused by P. falciparum, and rarely, cerebral malaria is a presenting complication or occurs during the course of P. vivax infection.

Keywords
Cerebral malaria, meningoencephalitis, Plasmodium vivax

 
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