Malaria in Pregnancy.
Chawla S., Manu V.
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.