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Safety of artemisinins in first trimester of prospectively followed pregnancies: an observational study

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Background

Artemisinins, the most effective antimalarials available, are not recommended for falciparum malaria during the first trimester due to safety concerns. Therefore, quinine is used despite poor efficacy. Assessing artemisinin safety requires weighing the risks of malaria and its treatment.

Methods

We assessed the effect of first-trimester malaria and artemisinin treatment on miscarriage and major congenital malformations. The effects of falciparum and viv...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Name:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Grant:
46589
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Name:
Victorian State Government
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Australian Research Council
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Name:
Commonwealth Government of Australia
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Lancet Infectious Diseases More from this journal
Publication date:
2016-02-01
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ISSN:
1473-3099
Pubs id:
pubs:604455
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uuid:f5b9949c-8a9d-4769-8126-009cb15600d7
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pubs:604455
Source identifiers:
604455
Deposit date:
2016-02-16

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