Plasmodium/intestinal helminth co-infections among pregnant Nigerian women.

@article{Egwunyenga2001PlasmodiumintestinalHC,
  title={Plasmodium/intestinal helminth co-infections among pregnant Nigerian women.},
  author={A O Egwunyenga and J. A. Ajayi and O. P. G. Nmorsi and D D Duhlinska-Popova},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2001},
  volume={96 8},
  pages={1055-9}
}
Hospital based studies were conducted to investigate the occurrence of Plasmodium/intestinal helminth co-infections among pregnant Nigerian women, and their effects on birthweights, anaemia and spleen size. From 2,104 near-term pregnant women examined, 816 (38.8%) were found to be infected with malaria parasites. Among the 816 parasitaemic subjects, 394 (48.3%) were also infected with intestinal helminths, 102 (12.5%) having mixed helminth infections. The prevalence of the helminth species… CONTINUE READING