The symptoms of cerebral malaria can become fatal within few days of onset. The signs of cerebral malaria include orthostatic hypotension chills, headache, muscle pain, lower blood pressure and altered state of consciousness.
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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