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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-63

Uncommon neurological manifestations of a common tropical vector borne disease


1 Department of Medicine, College of Medicine and JNM Hospital, Kalyani, Nadia, India
2 Department of Medicine College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kamarhati, West Bengal, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5070.149928

PMID: 25709956

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Malaria poses a major public health problem in India, where it is endemic, especially severe malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum infestation. There have been great changes in the clinical manifestation of severe falciparum malaria over the past couple of decades, with a shift from cerebral malaria to fever with jaundice, renal failure, bleeding diathesis, and multi-organ dysfunction syndrome. Here, we discuss two cases of severe falciparum malaria which presented with extremely uncommon neurological manifestations.


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