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Cerebral malaria forms part of the spectrum of severe malaria, with a case fatality rate ranging from 15% in adults in southeast Asia to 8.5% in children in Africa.
Cerebral malaria is the most severe neurological complication of infection with Plasmodium falciparum.With over 575,000 cases annually, children in sub-Saharan Africa are the most affected. Surviving patients have an increased risk of neurological and cognitive deficits, behavioral difficulties and epilepsy making cerebral malaria.a leading cause of childhood neuro-disability in the region.
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Neurology and neurophysiology , neuroinfectious diseases .