Meningitis causes inflammation of the meninges which is the protective membranes surrounding the in the brain and spinal cord. The inflammation is caused by an infection in the fluid surrounding the brain or spinal. Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite that travels in mosquitos and can be very serious. Malaria is most common in Southern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Once the parasite begins to attack red blood cells, Malaria Meningitis can form. Several kinds of meningitis can form such from a malaria infection. Cryptococcal meningitis, caused by fungus, and Meningococcal meningitis, caused by bacteria, are both possible forms of Malaria Meningitis. Malaria Meningitis is only a result of severe malaria with little to no treatment which could end up being fatal.
Malaria Meningitis Bioinformatics Tool
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