Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis following Plasmodium falciparum malaria caused by varicella zoster virus reactivation.

@article{Lademann2005AcuteDE,
  title={Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis following Plasmodium falciparum malaria caused by varicella zoster virus reactivation.},
  author={Matthias Lademann and Peggy Gabelin and Michael Lafrenz and Christiane Wernitz and Heidrun Ehmke and Herbert Schmitz and Emil C Reisinger},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2005},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={478-80}
}
Neurologic complications in the course of Plasmodium falciparum infections are commonly diagnosed as cerebral malaria, but bacterial or viral meningitis may exhibit similar symptoms. One to three weeks after P. falciparum malaria, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) can also mimick the symptoms of cerebral malaria. We describe a 31-year-old woman with life-threatening ADEM five days after successful treatment of P. falciparum malaria. The detection of IgG and IgM antibodies in serum and… CONTINUE READING
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