Placental malaria and pregnancy outcome.

  title={Placental malaria and pregnancy outcome.},
  author={Samuel E Ibhanesebhor and Angela A. Okolo},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={37 4},
Malaria parasitemia was assessed in 312 placentae of singleton deliveries in Benin. The prevalence rate was 45.19%. The dominant infecting specie was Plasmodium falciparum. High density parasitemia of placental smear in 44.68% was associated with preterm delivery, low birthweight, intrauterine growth retardation and neonatal mortality. Placental histological diagnosis of malaria in 57.69% was more frequently associated with intrauterine growth retardation. Extraplacental parasitemia decreased… CONTINUE READING

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