Cerebral malaria is a complicated or a severe manifestation of malarial parasite(Plasmodium falciparum).Pts diagnosed to be infected with plasmodium falciparum should be admitted to a hospital immediately and vigourously treated with antimalarials.Comma is a very characteristic feature of cerebral malaria.
yes cerebral malaria is a complication of malaria. normal malaria if not treated properly, the infection can reach the brain and cause cerebral malaria. be aware of mosquitoes. and treat the normal malarial infection properly.
yes it is malariafever which will rise up to brain and cause the problem. if the malaria fever is not treated properly than it will give rise to all this problems. it is very severe disease and will cause death also.
1) What are the neurological complications of Cerebral Malaria ? It was Four years back since I have suffered from an attack of malaria.And, the onset of illness was a week back with complaints of headache , fever , nausea and vomiting. Then, I was admitted to hospital and I had been stayed in Coma for seven days. Blood smears confirmed infestation by falciparum malaria. And its complications followed by Acute Renal Failure then immediate hemodialsis treatment started with all supportive care, after third session my condition markedly improved but I have developed psycho-neurological symptom complex. After three weeks of stay in the hospital, Liver and renal function tests markedly reduced, then I was partially recovered and discharged. Although, EEG and MRI imaging four weeks after the onset of illness have shown normal findings, I was told by the doctor as I have brain stem encephalopathy and peripheral neuropathy. I am now a 36 years old man having difficulty in walking as well as writing. And also I have minimal difficulty to talk. I have visited so far to notable neurologists in this country, but all recommend me one thing ‘’physical exercise’’ however, my conditions get worsening while I started to exercise. Now, I have stopped all exercises except walking using a standing frame. 2) What will you recommend me to be able to walk again and work independently? 3) The following was some of the results from a lab. report during admission to hospital bilirubin (d):13.7mg/dl, bilrubn (t) : 120.3 mg/dl,RBC:110mg/dl,HCT :28.8%, Hgb:4.6mg/dl,ALP 214iu/l,BUN 138.6mg/dl,Creatinine :16.4mg/dl SGOT and SGPT of 130iu/dl and71iu/dl respectively?
Dear Doctor, My father(58) has diagnosed P.falciparum infection. He is being treated with artesunate 120mg IV injection two times a day. with Artemisinin+lumefantrine combination tablet once daily along with artemether injection. My father expresses continuous fever ONLY in neck and head. other parts of the body are at 96F temperature, while head is at 101-102F continuously. Is that any possibility of cerebral malaria..?? Please help me.
My husband was misdiagnosed in A&E in November with Malaria. His test was negative and he was told he had a virus. Five days later he was hallucinating and collapsed as he had cerebal malaria. A month later he got. Post infection encephalitis. He was in a coma and it has took 7 months for him to return to work. The hospital admitted they didn t follow correct protocol of three blood tests 12 hours apart before giving a negative or positive diagnosis. Should we sue the hospital for original mis diagnosis? This could have resulted in his death.
My daughter was diagnosed with malaria today, after having been in Panama 6 weeks ago. What can I do to help with home care . She is experiencing low grade fever and severe fatigue . She also just returned from Costa Rica whee she volunteered in...
Hello doctor, i am a male,22yrs,172cms,64kg.Since the past 6 days i have both typhoid and malaria(plasmodium vivax),as suggested by blood test.No vomiting and i also have been attending half-day college as i am completing great in the morning,but only fell low at night.Please suggest.
My daughter is aged 14 months..(10 kg). She is having fever for nearly 4 days..she was having temperature and continuous loose stools and vomiting . Temp didn't come down even after giving her paracetamol .. Now after blood tests she is detected...
i am pregnant of 5th week. My BHCG values are 2,613.91 mlU/ml as on 22.06.2011. My Malarial Antigen test shows plasmodium vivax positive.Haemoglobin is 11.8. WBC Count is 2.5, Lymph# 0.3 and platelet count is 79, Trophozoites of P. Vivax seen. I need to ask which medicine should i take which is safe and will no adverse effect on pregnancy/feotus......Aalia from Mumbai