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Arthropod borne disease: the leading cause of fever in pregnancy on the Thai-Burmese border

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BACKGROUND: Fever in pregnancy is dangerous for both mother and foetus. In the 1980's malaria was the leading cause of death in pregnant women in refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border. Artemisinin combination therapy has significantly reduced the incidence of malaria in the population. The remaining causes of fever in pregnancy are not well documented. METHODOLOGY: Pregnant women attending antenatal care, where weekly screening for malaria is routine, were invited to have a comprehensive c...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pntd.0000888

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
11
Pages:
e888
Publication date:
2010-11-16
Acceptance date:
2010-10-20
DOI:
EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
URN:
uuid:dc8717e2-6087-4a28-87d2-dc7a0a0940c8
Source identifiers:
97285
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pubs:97285

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