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BACKGROUND: Malaria in pregnancy contributes to low birth weight and increased infant mortality. METHODS: The study included 416 pregnant women reporting with fever and the impact of malaria on pregnancy was assessed. RESULT: The study revealed that the protozoal infection affects second trimester more commonly. It increases the chances of abortions, intrapartum foetal distress and meconium stained amniotic fluid. CONCLUSION: Malaria is an important cause of feto-maternal morbidity during pregnancy.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/S0377-1237(07)80060-8

Type

Chapter

Publication Date

04/2007

Volume

63

Pages

147 - 148

Keywords

Malaria in pregnancy, Plasmodium