An evaluation of the effects of intermittent sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine treatment in pregnancy on parasite clearance and risk of low birthweight in rural Malawi.

@article{Verhoeff1998AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of the effects of intermittent sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine treatment in pregnancy on parasite clearance and risk of low birthweight in rural Malawi.},
  author={Francine H Verhoeff and Bernard John Brabin and L H E Chimsuku and Peter N. Kazembe and Walter B. Russell and Robin L Broadhead},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={1998},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={141-50}
}
The prevalence of infection with malarial parasites and the incidence of anaemia and delivery of infants with low birthweight (LBW) were investigated in 575 Malawian mothers who received one, two or three doses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) during pregnancy. All the subjects were enrolled at their first antenatal visit and all delivered at hospital. The prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum infection at first antenatal visit was 35.3% in primigravidae and 13.6% in multigravidae (P < 0.001… CONTINUE READING

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