postmalaria neurologic syndrome

postmalaria neurologic syndrome

a self-limited central nervous system disorder that develops soon after recovery from a severe bout of falciparum malaria, characterized principally by an acute state of confusion or psychosis, generalized convulsions, or both, lasting 1-10 days and associated with negative blood smears for malaria parasite; linked to preceding mefloquine therapy.

post·ma·la·ri·a neu·ro·log·ic syn·drome

(pōst'mă-lar'ē-ă nūr'ō-loj'ik sin'drōm)
A self-limited central nervous system disorder that develops soon after recovery from a severe bout of falciparum malaria, characterized principally by an acute state of confusion or psychosis, generalized convulsions, or both, lasting 1-10 days and associated with negative blood smears for malarial parasite; linked to preceding mefloquine therapy.