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Atypical Presentation of Malaria with Stroke | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Atypical Presentation of Malaria with Stroke

Author(s): Manimekalai Periyasamy*, Pon Divya Bharathi, Vinatha, Kannan Meera Devi

Abstract

Malaria is one of the most common vectors borne disease in many parts of the world. It is also an endemic parasitic disease in India. Malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum can affect the central nervous system and the patient can present with encephalitis which can ultimately lead to neurological sequelae or death. But presentation of stroke with lesion is quite rare. The mechanism involved can be mechanical or humeral. This article is a case report of a malaria patient presented with stroke and had a lesion in the middle cerebral artery territory and had no signs of encephalitis, mostly probably due to the mechanical theory.

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