Association between Plasmodium falciparum malaria and the mental disorders in children between five and 19 years in sub‐Saharan Africa: a systematic review

@article{Akpalu2014AssociationBP,
  title={Association between Plasmodium falciparum malaria and the mental disorders in children between five and 19 years in sub‐Saharan Africa: a systematic review},
  author={B. Akpalu and K. Ae-Ngibise and F. Agbokey and G. Adjei and Y. Enuameh},
  journal={JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={12},
  pages={133–165}
}
Background Mental disorders, also called psychiatric disorders, refer to unconventional or anomalous behavioral patterns, feelings, thoughts, perceptions and beliefs that cause distress or disability, and which are not developmentally or socially acceptable. Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) malaria is the most common parasitic infection of the central nervous system and sub‐Saharan Africa has the highest burden of this disease. Children living in this region of the world bear the brunt of… Expand
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