Effects of Maternal Worm Infections and Anthelminthic Treatment during Pregnancy on Infant Motor and Neurocognitive Functioning

@inproceedings{Nampijja2012EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of Maternal Worm Infections and Anthelminthic Treatment during
Pregnancy on Infant Motor and Neurocognitive Functioning},
  author={Margaret Nampijja and Barbara Apule and Swaib A Lule and Hellen Akurut and Lawrence Muhangi and E L Webb and Charlie Lewis and Alison M Elliott and Katherine J. Alcock},
  booktitle={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS},
  year={2012}
}
We tested the hypothesis that maternal worm infections in pregnancy affect infant motor and neurocognitive development, and that anthelminthic treatment during pregnancy can reverse these effects. We used measures which examine infant motor, cognitive and executive function, including inhibition. We assessed 983 Ugandan infants aged 15 months, using locally appropriate measures within the Entebbe Mother and Baby Study, a trial of anthelminthic treatment during pregnancy. Key exposures were… CONTINUE READING

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