Isolated cerebellar edema and obstructive hydrocephalus in a child with cerebral malaria

Jesús Saavedra-Lozano, Timothy N. Booth, Bradley E. Weprin, Octavio Ramilo

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Abstract

An important complication of cerebral malaria is increased intracranial pressure which, when severe, is associated with high mortality or neurologic sequelae. We describe a 7-month-old child with cerebral malaria for whom cerebellar edema and obstructive hydrocephalus were initial radiologic findings. Despite significant hydrocephalus, the child had normal intracranial pressure during the course of the infection, and he recovered with minimal sequelae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)908-911
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2001

Keywords

  • Cerebellar edema
  • Cerebral malaria
  • Hydrocephalus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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