Spontaneous postpartum clearance of Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia in pregnant women, Benin.

@article{Bottero2011SpontaneousPC,
  title={Spontaneous postpartum clearance of Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia in pregnant women, Benin.},
  author={Julie Bottero and Val{\'e}rie Briand and Carine Agbowai and Justin Yai Alamou Doritchamou and Achille Massougbodji and Michel Cot},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2011},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={267-9}
}
The question of malaria in the postpartum period is controversial. Malaria was investigated during a randomized trial of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy in Benin. Women infected at delivery were tested for parasitemia in the early postpartum period; they had not received treatment unless they were symptomatic. Among the 35 of 1,346 infected women, parasitologic follow-up results could not be interpreted in 15 because they were treated for symptoms, 18 cleared parasitemia… CONTINUE READING