Neurologia.com es una comunidad de conocimiento alrededor de la neurología en habla hispana, compuesta por millones de profesionales, desde estudiantes a instituciones médicas o académicas. Esta comunidad se dota de diferentes herramientas de interrelación y difusión del conocimiento en neurociencia
INTRODUCTION. The causes of child morbidity in Africa, which are extremely varied, raise a series of aetiopathogenic questions related to socio economics, socio-politics culture, religion and medicine. Development and conclusions. The paper analyses the morbid particularities of malaria in African children, in which numerous (often poorly understood) neurological manifestations are predominant. We also deal with the role played by arterial cerebrovascular malformations, above all in vascular obliterations due to congenital anomalies of haemoglobin or caused by clots formed by the accumulation of Plasmodium falciparum. Apart from malaria, paediatric mortality in Africa, which is made worse by the absence of an equitable form of medicine, is not only due to insufficient involvement by the State but, above all, to the increase in the appearance of orphan pathologies. The most important examples of such conditions are inborn malformations of the cerebrospinal system, traumatic brain or spine injuries and brain tumours. Paediatric neuroAIDS has recently appeared as a new problem to be added to the common infectious pathologies that are a frequent source of neurological complications in African children.
AfricaCameroonEquitable medicineHaemoglobin SMorbidityNeuropaediatric pathologiesNeuropaludism