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Risk factors may hold clues to reducing deficits from malaria

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Treatments to reduce long term neurological and cognitive harms arising from cerebral Plasmodium falciparum malaria in children may become a reality, thanks to ongoing work to identify underlying risk factors.

Recently more risk factors have been identified, among them history of previous seizures, exposure up to age 3 years, severe malnutrition, multiple seizures, focal neurological signs or signs …

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