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Impact of malaria during pregnancy on low birth weight in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Malaria during pregnancy can result in low birth weight (LBW), an important risk factor for infant mortality. This article reviews the pathological effects of malaria during pregnancy and the implications for the newborn's development and survival. Empirical data from throughout Africa on associations between placental malaria and birth weight outcome, birth weight outcome and infant mortality, and the rates of LBW in areas with various levels of malaria transmission are evaluated to assess t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Journal:
Clinical microbiology reviews
Volume:
17
Issue:
4
Pages:
760-769
Publication date:
2004-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1098-6618
ISSN:
0893-8512
URN:
uuid:f8ec539f-954b-48aa-9cef-396a024fc0f5
Source identifiers:
39248
Local pid:
pubs:39248

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