cerebral malaria


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ce·re·bral ma·lar·i·a

a form of falciparum malaria characterized by cerebral involvement, with extreme hyperthermia and headache, and a case fatality rate of about 50%.

cerebral malaria

Falciparum malaria in which the brain is affected. This fulminant disease often produces coma, shock, or sudden death.
See also: malaria
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Infection with the malaria parasite elicits a strong immune response in the patient, and it is known that both parasite and host response contribute to the nervous system problems in cerebral malaria.
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Cerebral malaria occurs when protists parasitizing red blood cells cause the red blood cells to adhere to blood vessel walls and other areas in the brain, resulting in blockages and obstruction of blood flow.
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falciparum also may lead to serious complications like cerebral malaria (Yasinzai and Kakarsulemankhel, 2008).