versión impresa ISSN 1887-8571
PRESA GARCIA, M.E.. Death due to cerebral malaria in Uganda. Sanid. Mil. [online]. 2012, vol.68, n.1, pp.36-39. ISSN 1887-8571. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1887-85712012000100007.
Non-combat diseases and injuries have always posed, and still do, a serious threat to our troops. Among these, arthropod-transmitted diseases are of particular relevance, as in the example of malaria in Uganda. Mission health prevention has before, during, and after deployment phases. Throughout our mission in Uganda, we have focused on each of these phases in order to tackle this deadly yet easily avoidable risk. We report the case of cerebral malaria suffered by a nurse of Italian nationality and non-military, that belong to Role 2 of Bihanga, rapidly progressive who died in a hospital in Nairobi.
Palabras clave : Cerebral malaria; Chemoprophylaxis; Early treatment; Uganda.