Cerebral malaria is the most severe neurological complication caused by plasmodium falciparum, a protozoan parasite. Plasmodium gets transmitted to human via infected mosquito bites. Cerebral malaria is the most dangerous and life-threatening form of malaria that affects the brain and causes mutation.
Also read: Causes of Malaria.
Initially, only few symptoms of cerebral malaria show up in both children and adults. These include:
The main symptoms of cerebral malaria include:
In cerebral malaria, attacks may occur every second day and may last for 6-10 hours. The symptoms usually occur in three stages:
Common signs of cerebral malaria include:
The signs of cerebral malaria may become fatal within a few days. Since the natural resistance of immune system is not helpful, one must immediately go for artificial treatments.
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