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Severe congenital malaria acquired in utero.

Abstract:
Vertical transmission of Plasmodium falciparum is under-recognized and usually associated with asymptomatic low-level parasitemia at birth. We report symptomatic congenital malaria presenting as a neonatal sepsis syndrome. The presence at birth of a high asexual parasitemia, gametocytemia, and splenomegaly indicated in utero rather than intrapartum transmission. The neonate was successfully treated with intravenous artesunate followed by oral dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine, without apparent adverse effects.
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10.4269/ajtmh.2010.09-0744

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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
82
Issue:
4
Pages:
563-565
Publication date:
2010-04-05
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:7830fdb8-7c35-4b2e-ab8e-ee560518b184
Source identifiers:
61484
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pubs:61484

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