When should cerebral malaria be considered in the differential diagnosis of cocaine toxicity?

Updated: Dec 31, 2020
  • Author: Lynn Barkley Burnett, MD, EdD, JD; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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When treating a traveler who presents with fever, bizarre mental state, or coma, especially if the person has come from West Africa or South America, consider cerebral malaria, which is treated with intravenous quinine.

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