More Questions on Cerebral Malaria

POLLOCKP_at_b8352ple at SMTPGW1.PLK.AF.MIL POLLOCKP_at_b8352ple at SMTPGW1.PLK.AF.MIL
Fri Sep 29 11:01:30 EST 1995


This thread came up before, but not all the info. was put
on the WWW. I hope you won't mind a few further questions.

As I understand it, cerebral malaria is a serious complication
arising from malaria. It seems to be associated with m. falciparum.

Q. Can other types of the malaria plasmodium also cause cerebral
   malaria (or only m. falciparum) ?

Q. If a person contracts malaria from m. falciparum, is cerebral
   malaria definitely going to occur - or is it just a possible
   complication?

Q. Is there anything a patient suffering from malaria can do to
   reduce the possibility of complications such as cerebral malaria?
   (i.e. I have in mind practical steps which may slow down the
   progression of the disease, while a patient is being transported
   to a medical facility).

Thanks
pete pollock     pollockp at lablink.ple.af.mil




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