Short Report: Reversibility of Retinal Microvascular Changes in Severe Falciparum Malaria

Richard Maude, Hugh William Fluellen Kingston, Sonia Joshi, Sanjib Mohanty, Saroj Mishra, Nicholas J White, Arjen Dondorp

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    Abstract

    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 languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)493-495
    Number of pages3
    JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    Volume91
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2014

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    Maude, R., Kingston, H. W. F., Joshi, S., Mohanty, S., Mishra, S., White, N. J., & Dondorp, A. (2014). Short Report: Reversibility of Retinal Microvascular Changes in Severe Falciparum Malaria. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 91(3), 493-495. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.14-0116