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Effect of malaria in pregnancy on foetal cortical brain development: a longitudinal observational study.

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BACKGROUND: Malaria in pregnancy has a negative impact on foetal growth, but it is not known whether this also affects the foetal nervous system. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of malaria on foetal cortex development by three-dimensional ultrasound. METHODS: Brain images were acquired using a portable ultrasound machine and a 3D ultrasound transducer. All recordings were analysed, blinded to clinical data, using the 4D view software package. The foetal supra-tentorial brain ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1475-2875-11-222

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BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Malar J Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Article number:
222
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1475-2875
ISSN:
1475-2875
Source identifiers:
341063
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English
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pubs:341063
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2013-11-16

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