Impact of Pregnancy-Associated Malaria on Infant Malaria Infection in Southern Benin

  title={Impact of Pregnancy-Associated Malaria on Infant Malaria Infection in Southern Benin},
  author={Sophie Borgella and Nadine Fi{\'e}vet and Bich-Tram Huynh and Samad A Ibitokou and Gbetognon Hounguevou and Jacqueline Affedjou and Jean-Claude Sagbo and Parfait Houngbegnon and Blaise Gu{\'e}zo-M{\'e}vo and Achille Massougbodji and Adrian J F Luty and Michel Cot and Philippe Deloron},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Infants of mothers with placental Plasmodium falciparum infections at delivery are themselves more susceptible to malaria attacks or to infection in early life. METHODOLOGY/ PRINCIPAL FINDINGS To assess the impact of either the timing or the number of pregnancy-associated malaria (PAM) infections on the incidence of parasitemia or malaria attacks in infancy, we followed 218 mothers through pregnancy (monthly visits) up to delivery and their infants from birth to 12 months of age… CONTINUE READING
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