Cerebral malaria owing to Plasmodium vivax: case report.

  title={Cerebral malaria owing to Plasmodium vivax: case report.},
  author={Metehan Ozen and Serdal Gungor and Metin Atambay and Nilg{\"u}n Ulfet Daldal},
  journal={Annals of tropical paediatrics},
  volume={26 2},
Cerebral malaria is a diffuse encephalopathy associated with seizures and status epilepticus which can occur in up to one-third of children with severe malaria, particularly that caused by Plasmodium falciparum. We report a unique case of P. vivax infection complicated by status epilepticus. A 4-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency outpatient clinic with intractable seizures for the previous hour. During resuscitation, two episodes of left-focal tonic convulsions occurred and he received… CONTINUE READING


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