Cerebral Malaria

Cerebral malaria is a severe cerebral complication caused by Plasmodium falciparum infection. The patient experiences unconsciousness for more than 30 minutes after a seizure attack. Malignant retinopathy is a complication associated with cerebral malaria. Cerebral malaria is treated using artemisinin and cinconcha alkaloids. Cerebral malarial have a high mortality rate. Some patients might experience psychosis, seizures, and cranial nerve damage even after recovery.

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My daughter has deteriorated coordination after cerebral malaria. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter was attacked with cerebral malaria at five months and experienced several convulsions in the process. After her treatment her coordination has deteriorated. She can no longer hold anything like she used to do. Her fingers are always clenched. She cannot sit down. When she si...  Read Full »


Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have understood your concern about the difficulty in sitting. See due to convulsions and fever of malaria, the brain has gotten some injury due to which she got weakness in the muscles of the body. I advise you to take physiotherapy treatment in the form of exercises ...  Read Full »

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