96) 0 PV: Plasmodium vivax, PF: Palsmodium falciparum Table 3: Distribution of the patients according to complications of malaria Complications Patients n (%) Cerebral malaria
1982) Dexamethasone proves deleterious in cerebral malaria
falciparum human malaria, where infected mice exhibit a marked systemic inflammatory response, profound thrombocytopenia, and cerebral malaria
In the current study, nearly half of the patients with cerebral malaria
Severe complications in malaria include severe anaemia, cerebral malaria
, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
falciparum cerebral malaria
and treated with intravenous (IV) artesunate (batch no.
Demographics and clinical outcomes Malaria patients (male), % (N=134) 85 Age (years), median (range) 27 (2-59) Clinical outcomes, n (%) * Admitted to ward 72 (62) Liver dysfunction 44 (38) Renal dysfunction 13(11) Cerebral malaria
6(5) Outpatient management 45 (38) Deaths 1 (<1) Duration of admission (days), 3(1-32) median (range) * A total of 118 medical folders were retrieved.
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
Although there are differences between mouse models of cerebral malaria
and human disease, these new findings indicate that statins are worthy of consideration in clinical trials of cerebral malaria
, according to an article published in the Dec.
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.
A diagnosis of cerebral malaria
was made, with possible bacterial meningitis.
falciparum also may lead to serious complications like cerebral malaria
(Yasinzai and Kakarsulemankhel, 2008).