The effect of Plasmodium falciparum on cognition: a systematic review.

  title={The effect of Plasmodium falciparum on cognition: a systematic review.},
  author={Michael N. Kihara and Julie Anne Carter and Charles R Newton},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  volume={11 4},
OBJECTIVE Systematic review to investigate the relationship between Plasmodium falciparum infection and cognitive function. METHOD We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and PsycINFO, and hand-searched journals and PhD theses. The inclusion criteria were (1) use of standardized tests for the specific populations and/or appropriate controls; (2) clear differentiation between children and adults. Eighteen studies were eligible, of which three gave information on all cognitive domains considered in the… CONTINUE READING

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