International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017

A Clinical Profile of Cerebral Malaria with P. Falciparum Infection

More Abhijeet | Kanjani Indira [2] | Patil Sumit [3]

Abstract: Malaria is a protozoan disease transmitted by infected Anopheles mosquitos bite.1 It is a serious parasitic disease of the entire world affecting 300-500 million people and causing over 1 million deaths each year.2 Cerebral Malaria (CM), which is the most severe complication of Malaria, is also among the most common causes for non traumatic, infective encephalopathy in the world.3. Right now the most effective way to diagnose cerebral malaria is by a commonly used blood smear by checking for the presence of the parasite and treating with intravenous artemisinin compounds at the earliest3, 4. This study observed that the WHO definition for Cerebral Malaria helps in early identification of high risk cases, so that prompt treatment is instituted early, thereby reducing the mortality rate, the use of GCRBS scoring system helps in determining prognosis and should be used frequently & Intravenous artesunate should become the treatment of choice in adults with severe and cerebral malaria.

Keywords: Cerebral malaria, Pfalciparum, GCRBS scoring

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,

Pages: 729 - 732

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