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    I know this dumb but, how does malaria cause death?

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    (Original post by LosMutos)
    I know this dumb but, how does malaria cause death?

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    A combination of different things lead to illness and eventually death (especially in developing countries):

    Damaged red blood cells rupture leads to severe anaemia (haemolysis).
    High fever causes damage to the body's cells.
    Infected red blood cells block small blood vessels in the brain causing cerebral malaria leading to coma and eventual death.

    http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/about/disease.html#severe
 
 
 
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