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Adverse pregnancy outcomes in an area where multidrug-resistant plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum infections are endemic.

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BACKGROUND: Plasmodium falciparum infection exerts a considerable burden on pregnant women, but less is known about the adverse consequences of Plasmodium vivax infection. METHODS: In Papua, Indonesia, where multiple drug resistance to both species has emerged, we conducted a cross-sectional hospital-based study to quantify the risks and consequences of maternal malaria. RESULTS: From April 2004 through December 2006, 3046 pregnant women were enrolled in the study. The prevalence of parasite...

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10.1086/586743

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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America More from this journal
Volume:
46
Issue:
9
Pages:
1374-1381
Publication date:
2008-05-01
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838

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