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Malaria Control & Elimination

ISSN: 2470-6965

Open Access

Cerebral malaria

Cerebral malaria forms part of the spectrum of severe malaria, with a case fatality rate ranging from 15% in adults in southeast Asia to 8.5% in children in Africa.

Cerebral malaria is the most severe neurological complication of infection with Plasmodium falciparum.With over 575,000 cases annually, children in sub-Saharan Africa are the most affected. Surviving patients have an increased risk of neurological and cognitive deficits, behavioral difficulties and epilepsy making cerebral malaria.a leading cause of childhood neuro-disability in the region.

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