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The burden of the neurocognitive impairment associated with Plasmodium falciparum malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

Mung'ala-Odera, V; Snow, RW; Newton, CRJC; (2004) The burden of the neurocognitive impairment associated with Plasmodium falciparum malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene , 71 (2) pp. 64-70.

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Abstract

The burden of Plasmodium falciparum malaria has been estimated traditionally in terms of infections and mortality. Neurocognitive sequelae have recently been identified that add to the burden caused by this parasite. We have attempted to provide estimates of the neurocognitive burden based upon more recent estimates of the population at risk and a detailed review of published studies in sub-Saharan Africa. There is little data on which to estimate the burden, and considerable limitations in extracting the data from the published studies to provide these estimates. However, we estimate that at least 1,300-7,800 children will have neurologic sequelae following cerebral malaria in stable endemic areas per year. The figure is likely to be considerably higher, since these estimates do not include neurocognitive impairment following non-cerebral malaria in children or adults in stable endemic areas, or populations in low stable or epidemic areas

Type: Article
Title: The burden of the neurocognitive impairment associated with Plasmodium falciparum malaria in sub-Saharan Africa
Additional information: WoS ID: 000223612900010 JournalAUGS850LMAMER J TROP MED HYG
Keywords: A, Adult, ADULTS, AFRICA, AND, cerebral, CHILDREN, falciparum Malaria, IMPAIRMENT, INFECTION, INFECTIONS, IS, JOURNAL, Low, Malaria, MORTALITY, OF, Population, PUBLISHED, REVIEW, RISK, s, SEQUELAE, TERM, THE
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > ICH Developmental Neurosciences Prog
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/36870
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