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Disease Malaria, Cerebral

Name Malaria, Cerebral
Synonyms Cerebral Malaria | Malaria Meningitis | Meningitis, Malaria
Definition A condition characterized by somnolence or coma in the presence of an acute infection with PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM (and rarely other Plasmodium species). Initial clinical manifestations include HEADACHES; SEIZURES; and alterations of mentation followed by a rapid progression to COMA. Pathologic features include cerebral capillaries filled with parasitized erythrocytes and multiple small foci of cortical and subcortical necrosis. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p136)
Categories Nervous system disease | Parasitic disease
MeSH® ID D016779
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1. DiseasesParasitic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Central Nervous System Parasitic Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Central Nervous System Protozoal Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Malaria, Cerebral Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesParasitic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Protozoan Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Malaria Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Malaria, Cerebral Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Central Nervous System Parasitic Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Central Nervous System Protozoal Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Malaria, Cerebral Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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