Cerebral Malaria in Children: Clinical Implications of Cytoadherence

Malcolm E. MolyneuxLiverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Severe Malaria Project, Blantyre, United Kingdom

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In endemic areas, most of the people who die from falciparum malaria are young children. Death is commonly preceded by coma (cerebral malaria). The possible role of cytoadherence in this clinical picture is considered.