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Malarial retinopathy allows detailed study of central nervous system vascular pathology in living patients with severe malaria. An adult with cerebral malaria is described who had prominent retinal whitening with corresponding retinal microvascular obstruction, vessel dilatation, increased vascular tortuosity, and blood retinal barrier leakage with decreased visual acuity, all of which resolved on recovery. Additional study of these features and their potential role in elucidating the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria is warranted.

Original publication

DOI

10.4269/ajtmh.14-0116

Type

Journal article

Journal

Am J Trop Med Hyg

Publication Date

09/2014

Volume

91

Pages

493 - 495

Keywords

Eye Infections, Parasitic, Humans, India, Malaria, Cerebral, Malaria, Falciparum, Male, Radiography, Retina, Retinal Diseases, Retinal Vessels, Young Adult