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Impaired uteroplacental blood flow in pregnancies complicated by falciparum malaria.

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OBJECTIVE: In endemic areas, maternal malaria infection is usually asymptomatic. However, it is known that infected maternal erythrocytes sequester in the intervillous space of the placenta. There is a strong association between placental malaria infection and both low birth weight (LBW) and severe maternal anemia. We aimed to determine whether impaired uteroplacental blood flow might account for the low infant birth weight associated with maternal falciparum malaria infection. METHODS: This ...

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Dorman, EK More by this author
Shulman, CE More by this author
Kingdom, J More by this author
Bulmer, JN More by this author
Mwendwa, J More by this author
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Journal:
Ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume:
19
Issue:
2
Pages:
165-170
Publication date:
2002-02-05
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EISSN:
1469-0705
ISSN:
0960-7692
URN:
uuid:9b15e046-71be-4b2b-b991-284e21aa1c5b
Source identifiers:
38190
Local pid:
pubs:38190

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