Communication Affichée: Poster tour 2

Le 14/10/2021 de 17:30 à 18:00

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Présence de troubles cognitifs à long terme chez l’adulte voyageur après un paludisme sévère de type falciparum.

Hannah Lemistre (, ), Mathilde Carlsberg (, ), Sophie Le Marois (, ), Bertrand Glize (, )

Objective : Malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world. The plasmodium falciparum accounts for the vast majority of malaria’s infections for which studies showed a predisposition for the central nervous system. Among the populations most at risk for severe manifestations, non-immune adult travelers are the most likely to develop complications during infection. Symptoms are not limited to the infection and studies have shown long-term cognitive sequelae in children. However, very few studies have examined these sequelae in non-immune adults. The four studies found on this topic have found the presence of cognitive deficits and disseminated brain lesions in some adults.
Our aim was to confirm the presence of post-malaria cognitive sequelae in adult travelers from non-endemic areas and to describe the pattern of these sequelaes.

Keywords : malaria - falciparum – cognitive impairments – adult traveler – long term – case study