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Study Links Brain Swelling to Deaths from Malaria

Of all malarial complications, cerebral malaria is the deadliest. Mainly affecting children, who can die after going into coma, its lethality has largely been a mystery — until now. Cerebral malaria patients are known to die because they stop breathing, and the disease is marked by significant swelling in the brain. According to Dr. Terrie E. Taylor of Michigan State University, most researchers thought the swollen brain pushed on the bottom of the skull, compressing the brain...

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