Malaria in late pregnancy in Al Hodeidah Governorate, Yemen.

  title={Malaria in late pregnancy in Al Hodeidah Governorate, Yemen.},
  author={Hassan K Bassiouny and Mohamed Taha Al-Maktari},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={11 4},
To investigate the consequences of maternal malaria during late pregnancy, we conducted a preliminary study in the 2 hospitals in Al Hodeidah on 276 women who had uncomplicated vaginal deliveries. Only 17 women had malaria (Plasmodium falciparum), 6 with peripheral parasitaemia and 11 with both peripheral parasitaemia and placental malaria. Coincident infection carried a 9.44 times higher risk of preterm delivery and a 12.2 times greater risk of low birth weight (< 2500 g). Anaemia was… CONTINUE READING
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