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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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CONDE FORCADA, Carlos; FERRER TAN, Ismael J; DE LA PENA HECHAVARRIA, Manuel Saínz  and  FERRER HERRERA, Ismael M. Clinical-epidemiological behaviour of the cerebral malaria in the intensive care unit. AMC [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.6. ISSN 1025-0255.

A cross-sectional descriptive study on clinical-epidemiological behavior of the cerebral malaria in 79 patients admitted in the Intensive Care Unit at Victoria Reina Hospital in Banjul, Gambia, from January to September 2006. The variables age groups, sex, neurological clinical manifestations, associated pathological states and signs of poor prognosis were studied. The (56.9%) were females and the age groups between 15 to 29 years (43.03%) the greater percentages. The most common neurological symptom was the deterioration of the consciousness (75.9%) and the sign of poor prognosis deep coma (60.7%); the bacterial meningoencephalitis (29.1%) and the nosocomial pneumonia (25.3%) constituted the most associated pathological processes. Deadliness was about the 48.1%. It was concluded that deadliness was high and were associated with it, deep coma jointly with recurrent convulsions, oligoanuria and jaundice, for which is required updated protocols of action that conduct to reduction of mortality.

Keywords : malaria cerebral [epidemiology]; intensive care.

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