Cerebral Malaria in Ceará: a case report

Starting from a case of cerebral malaria in Ceará, the authors get the attention for that possibility of this occurrence in no-endemic zone, due to the retard of the diagnosis. Besides the serious implications of the disease, uncommon for this determined species, Plasmodium vivax, it is observed the probable existence of mixed infection and the potential dissemination with the presence of the sand fly transmitter.

Cerebral malaria; Atypical malaria; Imported malaria; Malaria in Ceará; Brazil


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