Falgunee K Parekh

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The Amazon region of Iquitos, Peru is hypoendemic for Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum. There is limited information regarding the epidemiology of malaria during pregnancy in this region. Passive surveillance for clinical malaria among pregnant women was conducted in eight health posts in 2004 and 2005. Community-based active surveillance was conducted to(More)
Microscopic examination of placental tissue can provide an accurate assessment of malaria infection during pregnancy. In this cross-sectional study of 193 women in Iquitos, Peru, 1.0% and 6.6% had parasites in the peripheral blood as detected by microscopy and polymerase chain reaction, respectively. However, 22% had placental malaria pigment indicating(More)
In a prospective study of rhesus monkeys inoculated with Plasmodium coatneyi or saline on an infection/gestational timeline, we determined the serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor type I (sTNFR-I), and soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor type II (sTNFR-II) in peripheral blood throughout(More)
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