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Cerebral Malaria
Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Cerebral malaria (CM)
            • Definitions

              • Parasitic infection caused by different species of genus Plasmodium

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Potchen MJ et al: Acute brain MRI findings in 120 Malawian children with cerebral malaria: new insights into an ancient disease. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 33(9):1740-6, 2012
                                        2. Potchen MJ et al: Neuroimaging findings in children with retinopathy-confirmed cerebral malaria. Eur J Radiol. 74(1):262-8, 2010
                                        3. Nickerson JP et al: Imaging cerebral malaria with a susceptibility-weighted MR sequence. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 30(6):e85-6, 2009
                                        4. Yadav P et al: Magnetic resonance features of cerebral malaria. Acta Radiol. 49(5):566-9, 2008
                                        5. Sakai O et al: Diffusion-weighted imaging of cerebral malaria. J Neuroimaging. 15(3):278-80, 2005
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Abbreviations

                                                    • Cerebral malaria (CM)
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Parasitic infection caused by different species of genus Plasmodium

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                  • Microscopic Features

                                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                    • Presentation

                                                                      • Demographics

                                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                          • Treatment

                                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                            • Consider

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Potchen MJ et al: Acute brain MRI findings in 120 Malawian children with cerebral malaria: new insights into an ancient disease. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 33(9):1740-6, 2012
                                                                              2. Potchen MJ et al: Neuroimaging findings in children with retinopathy-confirmed cerebral malaria. Eur J Radiol. 74(1):262-8, 2010
                                                                              3. Nickerson JP et al: Imaging cerebral malaria with a susceptibility-weighted MR sequence. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 30(6):e85-6, 2009
                                                                              4. Yadav P et al: Magnetic resonance features of cerebral malaria. Acta Radiol. 49(5):566-9, 2008
                                                                              5. Sakai O et al: Diffusion-weighted imaging of cerebral malaria. J Neuroimaging. 15(3):278-80, 2005