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Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum malaria prevalence among adolescents and adults in Malawi, 2015-2016

November 4, 2020 - 10:13 -- Open Access
Topazian HM, Gumbo A, Juliano JJ, et al.
Sci Rep. 2020 Oct 30;10(1):18740

Malaria remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in Malawi, with an estimated 18-19% prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum in children 2-10 years in 2015-2016. While children report the highest rates of clinical disease, adults are thought to be an important reservoir to sustained transmission due to persistent asymptomatic infection.

NOT Open Access | Case Report: An Adolescent Girl with Isolated Neuropsychiatric Features and Apparent Post-Malaria Neurological Syndrome

February 24, 2020 - 13:48 -- NOT Open Access
Panda PK, Sharawat IK, Panda PK
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Feb 17

The post-malaria neurological syndrome (PMNS) is an unusual and relatively underreported complication of malaria, which usually occurs after the resolution of acute febrile illness and the patient is free from parasitemia. The clinical spectrum of the PMNS varies from acute-onset cerebellar ataxia to significant encephalopathy with focal deficits resembling acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. Uncommon presentations of PMNS include Guillain–Barre syndrome, postural tremor, or even isolated neuropsychiatric features.

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