Acute brain MRI findings in 120 Malawian children with cerebral malaria: new insights into an ancient disease.

@article{Potchen2012AcuteBM,
  title={Acute brain MRI findings in 120 Malawian children with cerebral malaria: new insights into an ancient disease.},
  author={Michael J. Potchen and Samuel D. Kampondeni and Karl Seydel and Gretchen Lano Birbeck and Colleen A. Hammond and William Guerin Bradley and J K DeMarco and S. J. Glover and Joseph O Ugorji and Matthew T. Latourette and James E. Siebert and Malcolm Edward Molyneux and Terrie E. Taylor},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={1740-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There have been few neuroimaging studies of pediatric CM, a common often fatal tropical condition. We undertook a prospective study of pediatric CM to better characterize the MRI features of this syndrome, comparing findings in children meeting a stringent definition of CM with those in a control group who were infected with malaria but who were likely to have a nonmalarial cause of coma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Consecutive children admitted with traditionally defined CM… CONTINUE READING
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