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A new clinical variant of the post-malaria neurological syndrome.
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PMID:  24029237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Post-malaria neurological syndrome (PMNS) is an uncommon, monophasic illness that occurs within two months following recovery from Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) malaria. Clinical manifestations of PMNS are variable, but published cases uniformly feature neurological and/or psychiatric symptoms without long tract signs. We describe a case of severe brainstem and spinal cord inflammation with paraplegia and sphincter involvement in a 48year old woman following recovery from a Pf malarial illness. We propose that this case represents a previously unreported form of PMNS, which has features that distinguish it from acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, and that the recognised clinical spectrum of PMNS should be extended to include brainstem and spinal cord inflammation.
Authors:
Adrian A Pace; Simon Edwards; Stuart Weatherby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the neurological sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-5883     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-9-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375403     Medline TA:  J Neurol Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH, United Kingdom. Electronic address: adrianpace@nhs.net.
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