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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 266-267

Acute cerebellar ataxia: A neurological manifestation in malaria


Department of Medicine, Osmania General Hospital, Afzalgunz, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India

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Peddametla Shravan Kumar
Department of Medicine, Osmania General Hospital, Afzalgunz, Hyderabad, Telangana State
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.155021

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Malaria is a vector-borne disease transmitted by the bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito presents with varied clinical manifestations. Neurological manifestations include headaches, confusion, convulsions, hemiplegia, ataxia, cerebral palsy, cortical blindness, and Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). We are presenting a case report of acute cerebellar ataxia in a 20-year-old male patient who presented with fever and positive for Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum malaria antibodies.


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