Improved pregnancy outcomes in women exposed to malaria with high antibody levels against Plasmodium falciparum.

@article{Mayor2013ImprovedPO,
  title={Improved pregnancy outcomes in women exposed to malaria with high antibody levels against Plasmodium falciparum.},
  author={Alfredo Mayor and U. Shankar Kumar and Azucena Bardaj{\'i} and Pankaj Gupta and Alfons Jim{\'e}nez and Amel A. Hamad and Betuel Siga{\'u}que and Bijender Singh and Llorenç Quint{\'o} and Sanjeev Kumar and Puneet Kumar Gupta and Virander S. Chauhan and Carlota Doba{\~n}o and Pedro Luis Chas Alonso and Clara Men{\'e}ndez and Chetan E. Chitnis},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={207 11},
  pages={1664-74}
}
BACKGROUND Antibodies against VAR2CSA, the Plasmodium falciparum variant surface antigen that binds placental chondroitin sulfate A, have been suggested to mediate protection against malaria in pregnancy but also to be markers of infection. Here, we aimed to identify clinically relevant antibody responses, taking into consideration variations in parasite… CONTINUE READING