Post malaria acute motor axonal neuropathy

J Travel Med. 2022 Jul 14;29(4):taac056. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taac056.

Abstract

We report herein the first case of acute motor axonal neuropathy syndrome after severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a traveller, diagnosed through neurophysiological findings and high level of neurofilaments light chain in cerebrospinal fluid analysis, with negative testing for anti-ganglioside antibodies.

Keywords: Plasmodium falciparum; AMAN syndrome; Severe malaria; acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy; neurofilaments light chain; post malaria AMAN syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Gangliosides
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome* / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Malaria*

Substances

  • Gangliosides