Jumanne S, Meda J, Hokororo A, Leshabari K. Clinical Predictors of Malaria, Acute Bacterial Meningitis and Treatment Outcomes among Febrile Children Admitted with Altered Mental Status in Northwestern Tanzania. Journal of tropical pediatrics. 2017 Nov 30. PMID: 29206991 [PubMed]
Malaria and acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) are the leading infectious causes of febrile encephalopathy in malaria endemic settings. The clinical distinction of the two conditions is complicated by overlap in clinical features.