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Malaria chemoprophylaxis, birth weight and child survival.

Abstract:
Study of the effects of malaria chemoprophylaxis given during pregnancy on birthweight and investigation of the influence of birthweight on child survival suggest that, in a rural area of The Gambia, chemoprophylaxis given during pregnancy might reduce infant mortality by about one-fifth in the children of primigravidae but by less than 5% in the children of multigravidae. In malaria endemic areas, primigravidae should be protected against malaria not only for their own sake but also for that of their infants.
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Greenwood, AM More by this author
Armstrong, JR More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Greenwood, BM More by this author
Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
86
Issue:
5
Pages:
483-485
Publication date:
1992-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:f869119e-22ce-4ba4-b1e6-78fc8f9c20c9
Source identifiers:
102331
Local pid:
pubs:102331

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