On 29 Sep 1995 POLLOCKP_at_b8352ple at SMTPGW1.PLK.AF.MIL wrote:
> This thread came up before, but not all the info. was put
> on the WWW. I hope you won't mind a few further questions.
>> As I understand it, cerebral malaria is a serious complication
> arising from malaria. It seems to be associated with m. falciparum.
>> Q. Can other types of the malaria plasmodium also cause cerebral
> malaria (or only m. falciparum) ?
Ans. As far as human malaria goes, P. falciparum is the only one that
can cause cerebral malaria.
> Q. If a person contracts malaria from m. falciparum, is cerebral
> malaria definitely going to occur - or is it just a possible
Ans. It is just one of a possible complication.
>> Q. Is there anything a patient suffering from malaria can do to
> reduce the possibility of complications such as cerebral malaria?
> (i.e. I have in mind practical steps which may slow down the
> progression of the disease, while a patient is being transported
> to a medical facility).
Ans. The best way is to get medication from a doctor at the earliest
possible time. That is, you should suspect of contacting malaria if
you happened to travel to endemic area and get intermittent fever
> pete pollock pollockp at lablink.ple.af.mil>>Santhat Lekhavadhanajai
gscslh at mahidol.ac.th