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What is cereberal malaria ?

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Asked by right sense, 23 May '12 05:50 pm
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Cerebral malaria occurs when the malaria parasites infect the red blood cells, causing oxygen and blood supply to the brain is cut off. According to ScienceDaily, cerebral malaria affects 20 to 40 percent of people with malaria infections, and results in death in 30 to 50 percent of such cases
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Answered by LIPSIKA, 23 May '12 05:58 pm

 
  
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Cerebral malaria is a rapidly developing encephalopathy, but much pathology of is not clearly understood. Malaria occurs in millions of people, but only 20-50 % of the cases develop into cerebral malaria. It is unclear why some people develop it and others do not.

Cerebral malaria develops when parasitized red blood cells (PRBCs) adhere to the cerebral microvasculature, causing blockage of the blood's pathway (see photos 6-8). This blockage stops blood flow, leading to a shortage of oxygen and nutrients those areas of the brain. The occlusion of the small vessels occurs diffusely throughout brain. This phenomenon seems to occur in all patients with cerebral malaria, although there are numerous other complications that occur as a result of this disease.

Approximately half of the patients with cerebral malaria have elevated intercranial pressure and seizures. Patients in the Gambia, in West Africa, had rings of PRBCs form around the normal RBCs, which will also lead to micr ...more
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Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 23 May '12 05:56 pm

 
  
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A type of malaria that attacks the brain cells and makes it insensitive.....
Answered by Pradipta pati, 23 May '12 05:52 pm

 
  
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Cerebral malaria is a rapidly developing encephalopathy, but much pathology of is not clearly understood.
Answered by Mrinalendra Banerjee, 23 May '12 05:54 pm

 
  
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The most common non-traumatic encephalopathy around the world is cerebral malaria. It occurs due to the clinical manifestations of Plasmodium falciparum that causes changes in the mental state of the infected person as well can lead to coma. This is an acute condition that affects the brain. It is the most common complication of malaria and can lead to death in severe cases of infection.

Studies have shown that about 10% of all patients of malaria are infected with falciparum malaria and over 80% of deaths occur due to the brain infection. The mortality rate is between 25 to 50% and if not treated promptly, it can cause death within 24 to 72 hours of infection. The most prominent histopathological characteristic of cerebral malaria is the segregation of the cerebral capillaries and venules with parasitized red blood cells (PRBC) and non-parasitized red blood cells (non-PRBC). One will see ring like lesions in the brain.
Answered by Psycho, 23 May '12 05:54 pm

 
  
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