The consequences of malaria infection in pregnant women and their infants

Abstract

Preliminary results are presented from this study which indicate that 84.8 of pregnant women present at first antenatal visit with anemia (Hb 11g/dl) an 8.7 of their infants (n = 230) have a hemoglobin at birth below 14g/dl. There is an association between pregnancy anemia and malaria. A case control study in pregnant women and an infant cohort study to 18 months of age, are employed to study the cause and effects of anemia and malaria on women and their infants health.

malaria; pregnancy; anemia; epidemiology


ABSTRACT

The consequences of malaria infection in pregnant women and their infants

L. Chimsuku1

F. H. Verhoeff2

S. M. Maxvell3

R. L. Broadhead1

A. Thomas4

H. J. Van der Kaay4

W. Russell1

B. Brabin1

University of Malawi, Department of Pediatrics, Blantyre, Malawi

University of Leiden, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Leiden, The Netherlands

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

TNO, Malaria Group, Rijwijk, The Netherlands

Preliminary results are presented from this study which indicate that 84.8 of pregnant women present at first antenatal visit with anemia (Hb 11g/dl) an 8.7 of their infants (n = 230) have a hemoglobin at birth below 14g/dl. There is an association between pregnancy anemia and malaria. A case control study in pregnant women and an infant cohort study to 18 months of age, are employed to study the cause and effects of anemia and malaria on women and their infants health.

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Publication Dates

  • Publication in this collection
    15 June 2009
  • Date of issue
    1994
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