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17 Feb 2003

cerebral malaria
A friend of mine visited Mozambique and contracted malaria. Within 2 days after being admitted into hospital he went into a coma and was diagnosed with cerebral malaria. It is now more or less 40 days later and he is still in a coma although there is no longer a trace of malaria he won't wake up.
What possibly can cause this and how do one treat it?
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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Barries, it may be that the malaria caused permanent brain damage due to the swelling or bleeding and that this is the cause of the coma. I can’t really say what the best treatment would be as I don’t know what the cause is. The best would be to ask the treating physician and then mail me if you still have questions. Good luck.
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