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Plasmodium Falciparum Infection During Pregnancy in An Unstable Transmission Area in Eastern Sudan

Plasmodium Falciparum Infection During Pregnancy in An Unstable Transmission Area in Eastern Sudan

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Title: Plasmodium Falciparum Infection During Pregnancy in An Unstable Transmission Area in Eastern Sudan
Author: Elghazali, G.; Adam, I.; Hamad, A.; El-Bashir, Mustafa I.
Abstract: 1-year prospective community-based study of malaria during pregnancy was conducted in an area of seasonal and unstable malaria transmission in eastern Sudan. At a village antenatal clinic, 89 nonpregnant controls and 86 pregnant women were enrolled and followed every 2 weeks until 6 weeks after delivery. The incidence of Plasmodium falciparum infection was significantly higher among pregnant than control women (17.4% versus 5.6%) with no difference between primigravidae and multigravidae (22.2% versus 15.2%). There was no significant difference in the mean haemoglobin concentration between infected and uninfected mothers (9.1 ± 1.3 versus 9.5 ± 0.6 g/dL) but the mean birth weight of their babies was significantly lower (2.72 ± 0.26 versus 2.95 ± 0.05 kg) despite prompt case management of infected women.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/18039
Date: 2015-12-28


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