Simple jQuery Dropdowns
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Case management of malaria in pregnancy
Authors: François Nosten
Rose McGready
Theonest Mutabingwa
Shoklo Malaria Research Unit
Mahidol University
John Radcliffe Hospital
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
National Institute for Medical Research Tanga
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2007
Citation: Lancet Infectious Diseases. Vol.7, No.2 (2007), 118-125
Abstract: In all malarious areas, infection by any of the main human plasmodial species during pregnancy is detrimental to the mother and the fetus. These potentially fatal infections must be prevented, but when they develop they require prompt diagnosis and treatment. Current tools to detect malaria parasites in pregnant women are often not used and remain too insensitive to detect a low parasitaemia. The kinetics, safety, and efficacy of available antimalarial drugs are poorly documented because pregnant women are systematically excluded from clinical trials. A considerable effort, involving clinical trials, is urgently required to improve the diagnosis and case management of malaria during pregnancy if the morbidity and mortality of maternal malaria is to be reduced. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 14733099
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.