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Descriptor English:   Malaria, Cerebral 
Descriptor Spanish:   Malaria Cerebral 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Malária Cerebral 
Synonyms English:   Meningitis, Malaria
Cerebral Malaria
Malaria Meningitis  
Tree Number:   C03.105.300.500
C03.752.530.620
C10.228.228.205.300.500
Definition English:   A condition characterized by somnolence or coma in the presence of an acute infection with PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM (and rarely other Plasmodium species). Initial clinical manifestations include HEADACHES; SEIZURES; and alterations of mentation followed by a rapid progression to COMA. Pathologic features include cerebral capillaries filled with parasitized erythrocytes and multiple small foci of cortical and subcortical necrosis. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p136) 
Indexing Annotation English:   coordinate IM with probably MALARIA, FALCIPARUM (IM); otherwise coordinate IM with other Plasmodium species (IM)
History Note English:   1992 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
TM transmission UR urine
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   29998 
Unique Identifier:   D016779 

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