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Haemozoin as a marker of placental parasitization.

Abstract:

Both Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum malaria can cause the delivery of low birthweight babies. In this report, we have quantitated haemozoin levels in placentas from women living on the Thai-Burmese border in a region of low transmission for both P. falciparum and P. vivax malaria from June 1995 to January 2000. P. falciparum malaria infections during pregnancy lead to the accumulation of haemozoin (malaria pigment) in the placenta, especially in infections near term and in primigravid pre...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Brockman, A More by this author
Levesque, MA More by this author
Tkachuk, AN More by this author
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
96
Issue:
6
Pages:
644-646
Publication date:
2002
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:d2206488-9573-4366-88de-3fa025f7788a
Source identifiers:
12487
Local pid:
pubs:12487

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