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Shubhakaran KP. Cerebellar ataxia in malarial infections. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2015;8:220
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Shubhakaran KP. Cerebellar ataxia in malarial infections. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2015 [cited 2017 Nov 14];8:220. Available from: https://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2015/8/5/220/159852
I went through a case report of cerebellar ataxia after mixed infection of plasmodium vivax and falciparum malaria by Kumar et al.  There have been reports of such cases for more than three decades.  Earlier, they were described with falciparum malaria but later on with plasmodium vivax or mixed infections as well. More such cases were described after outbreaks in India in the nineties. , Cerebellar ataxia has been reported as a presenting illness without loss of consciousness (i.e., cerebral malaria), as sequelae in survivors of cerebral malaria, and as a delayed complication of malaria, i.e., delayed cerebellar ataxia or post malaria neurological syndrome.  Optic neuritis is also being described in patients of malaria as retrobulbar neuritis, a complication of chloroquine that along with vitreous hemorrhage and cortical blindness is an important cause of visual impairment in patients of malaria. But such combination of optic neuritis with ataxia has been recently reported and is supposed to be either a variant of delayed cerebellar ataxia or an acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. 
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