Last Updated: 04/08/2016

Early Treatment with Rectal Artesunate to Halt Disease Progression and Reduce Disability in Survivors: A Neurocognitive Assessment of Study 13 Child

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Principal Institution

Mahidol University

Principal Investigators / Focal Persons

Abul Faiz
Melba Gomes

Rationale and Abstract

Brain infections, like malaria, can impair brain function such as memory, thinking, reasoning and speech. Young children who survived severe malaria, some of whom obtained rapid treatment with a new, effective drug, will be traced and assessed for brain function. Proof that treatment reduces disability, will expedite policy changes to prevent malaria and increase treatment access.

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