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Cerebral malaria death may be caused by blood pressure build-up from white blood cells

Intracranial hypertension–increased inside the head–can predict a child’s risk of death from . A study published in reports that accumulation of impairs the blood flow out of the brain and causes blood pressure increases in mice with experimentally induced .

[Mouse Postcapillary Venules]
This is an image of mouse postcapillary venules.
Credit: Frevert et al. CC-BY


Experimental Cerebral Malaria Pathogenesis—Hemodynamics at the Blood Brain Barrier

Published: December 04, 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004528