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Malaria in pregnancy: adverse effects on haemoglobin levels and birthweight in primigravidae and multigravidae.

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BACKGROUND: In areas of endemic transmission, malaria in pregnancy is associated with severe maternal anaemia and low birthweight babies. The prevalence of infection is highest in primigravidae (PG), and hence control efforts are usually geared towards this high risk group. Using a sensitive measure of placental infection, we investigated the relationship between active-acute, active-chronic and past placental infection with maternal anaemia and low birthweight in women of all gravidities. ME...

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Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH More from this journal
Volume:
6
Issue:
10
Pages:
770-778
Publication date:
2001-10-01
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
Language:
English
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pubs:37971
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uuid:6281ff86-a8ef-4133-90ff-881d778b43e0
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pubs:37971
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37971
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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