Pandemic-related delay of falciparum malaria diagnosis in a traveller leading to cerebral malaria

J Travel Med. 2021 Dec 29;28(8):taab159. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taab159.


We report the case of a 29-year-old male in whom COVID-19 concerns led to a delayed diagnosis of falciparum malaria. The patient developed symptoms of cerebral malaria with cytotoxic lesions of the corpus callosum in magnetic resonance imaging.

Keywords: CLOCC; COVID-19; ICU; MRI; Plasmodium falciparum; artesunate/clindamycin.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antimalarials* / therapeutic use
  • COVID-19*
  • Humans
  • Malaria, Cerebral* / diagnosis
  • Malaria, Cerebral* / drug therapy
  • Malaria, Falciparum* / diagnosis
  • Malaria, Falciparum* / drug therapy
  • Male
  • Pandemics
  • Plasmodium falciparum
  • SARS-CoV-2


  • Antimalarials