ORIGINAL ARTICLE: PDF OnlyPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING OF CEREBRAL MALARIA PATIENTSKASTL, ALBERT J. PH.D.1; DAROFF, ROBERT B. M.D.2; BLOCKER, W. WEBSTER M.D.3 Author Information 1 Psychiatry Department, Presbyterian Hospital of Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. This study was performed while the authors were members of the 935th Medical Detachment, 93rd Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, South Vietnam. Reprint requests should be addressed to Doctor Daroff. 2 Neurology Service, VA Hospital and Department of Neurology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33125. 3 Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas. The Journal of NERVOUS and MENTAL DISEASE: December 1968 - Volume 147 - Issue 6 - p 553-561 Buy Abstract The performance of nine patients with cerebral malaria on a battery of psychological tests, administered while they were ill and again when they recovered, was contrasted with the performance (while ill and recovered) of a matched group of nine patients with malaria alone. Results indicated that the cerebral malaria patients while ill suffered characteristic impairments in several aspects of cognition (e.g., in recent memory, visual motor functioning and psychomotor speed) suggestive of organic dysfunctioning, which were not present in patients with malaria alone. Upon recovery, no measurable organic residual was found. © Williams & Wilkins 1968. All Rights Reserved.