Haematinic treatment of anaemia increases the risk of Plasmodium vivax malaria in pregnancy.

@article{Nacher2003HaematinicTO,
  title={Haematinic treatment of anaemia increases the risk of Plasmodium vivax malaria in pregnancy.},
  author={Mathieu Nacher and Rose McGready and Kasia Stepniewska and Thein Cho and Sornchai Looareesuwan and Nicholas J. White and François Henry Nosten},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2003},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={273-6}
}
Nutritional deficiency and malaria are 2 major causes of anaemia during pregnancy in tropical areas. The relationship between anaemia, its treatment with iron and folate, and malaria was studied in a prospective cohort of 2112 pregnant Karen women on the north-western border of Thailand between 1993 and 1997. The development of Plasmodium vivax malaria was associated with a past mean haematocrit > 30% (hazard ratio = 1.5, 95% CI 1.2-2, P = 0.001) and recent (< or = 30 d) iron and folate… CONTINUE READING

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