Performance Characteristics of Combinations of Host Biomarkers to Identify Women with Occult Placental Malaria: A Case-Control Study from Malawi

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BACKGROUND Because of its propensity to sequester in the placental intervillous space, Plasmodium falciparum can evade detection by peripheral smear in women with placental malaria (PM). We evaluated host biomarkers as potential indicators of occult PM infections. METHODS AND FINDINGS Using a case-control design, we evaluated the ability of biomarkers to… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028540

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