Malaria chemosuppression during pregnancy. IV. Its effects on the newborn's passive malaria immunity.

Abstract

The effect of malaria prophylaxis during pregnancy on the levels of cord blood anti-sporozoite antibodies was investigated in 203 newborns in Muheza, Tanzania. Mothers of 76 newborns had received prophylaxis with proguanil daily (PROG), 66 chloroquine once weekly (CQ), and 61 got a combination of the two drugs (CQ+PROG). Prophylaxis with PROG or CQ+PROG was… (More)

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