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American Doctor Shows Brain Swelling Responsible For Malaria Deaths

PRI: An American doctor may have solved a deadly mystery about malaria
“…[Terrie Taylor, a medical professor at Michigan State University,] and her colleagues used the MRI on dozens of sick patients, and they noticed an unmistakable pattern: Children whose brains swelled dramatically and irreversibly died. Children whose brains did not swell — or swelled, but then returned to a normal size — lived. … Taylor’s discovery is important because it suggests an alternative way of treating malaria. Rather than focusing on the parasite that causes the disease, doctors could focus on the swelling that results…” (Kelto, 5/5).

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