Journal Article

Postmalaria Neurological Syndrome after Treatment of <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> Malaria in the United States

Gerald S. Falchook, Clinton M. Malone, Scott Upton and Wayne X. Shandera

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 2, pages e22-e24
Published in print July 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/375269
Postmalaria Neurological Syndrome after Treatment of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in the United States

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The neuropsychiatric manifestations of postmalaria neurological syndrome (PMNS) that have been described are highly variable and include an acute confusional state or acute psychosis with ⩾1 of the following symptoms: clouding of consciousness, inappropriate speech or behavior, visual hallucination, catatonia with waxy flexibility, generalized convulsion, fine postural tremor, and decreased muscle tone. This postinfectious syndrome occurs after the clearance of parasitemia and is not a manifestation of cerebral malaria. We present the first identified case of and magnetic resonance imaging findings for a patient with PMNS in the United States.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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