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November 20, 1967

Cerebral Malaria

Author Affiliations

USA; USA; USA; USA
From the 93rd Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, South Vietnam.

JAMA. 1967;202(8):679-682. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130210053006
Abstract

During the ten-month period of this study, approximately 1,200 cases of malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum were seen at the 93rd Evacuation Hospital in South Vietnam. Of these, 19 were cases of cerebral malaria that evinced itself after therapy was begun. Although cerebral malaria is often an alarming consequence of P falciparum infection, early recognition and appropriate therapy afford an excellent prognosis.

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