Fetal responses during placental malaria modify the risk of low birth weight.

Abstract

Inflammation during placental malaria (PM) is associated with low birth weight (LBW), especially during the first pregnancy, but the relative contribution of maternal or fetal factors that mediate this effect remains unclear and the role of gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) has been controversial. We examined the relationship of maternal and cord plasma levels… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00964-07

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