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THE BURDEN OF THE NEUROCOGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT ASSOCIATED WITH PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM MALARIA IN SUB.docx

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Health Studies
Course
HLTC23H3
Professor
R Song
Semester
Winter

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THE BURDEN OF THE NEUROCOGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT ASSOCIATED WITH PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM MALARIA IN SUBSAHARAN AFRICAIntroduction Malaria causes significant morbidity in terms of neurologic and cognitive impairmentPlasmodium falciparum is responsible for almost all the mortality from malaria and is the only species that appears to directly affect the central nervous system CNS causing neurologic deficits and cognitive 1sequelae and epilepsyPlasmodiumneurologic deficitsMethodology Literature search Literature search To identify the spectrum and frequency of neurocognitive impairment associated with P falciparum malariaDefinition of neurocognitive sequelae neurocognitive sequelae are defined as impairment of neurologic or cognitive function The neurologic impairment consists of loss of function in motor including coordination speech vision and hearing domains and epilepsyEstimating the frequency of neurocognitive sequelae Population at risk In 2000 557 million people living in areas of subSaharan Africa climatically suitable for malaria transmission children at risk of developing cerebral malaria CM we used estimates of annualized CM from 119196 CM risk219441 personyear
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