The effect of malaria and malaria prevention in pregnancy on offspring birthweight, prematurity, and intrauterine growth retardation in rural Malawi.

@article{Steketee1996TheEO,
  title={The effect of malaria and malaria prevention in pregnancy on offspring birthweight, prematurity, and intrauterine growth retardation in rural Malawi.},
  author={Richard W. Steketee and JackJ. Wirima and Allen Hightower and Laurence Slutsker and Dominique Heymann and Joel G. Breman},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1996},
  volume={55 1 Suppl},
  pages={
          33-41
        }
}
While there is broad evidence for the adverse effects of Plasmodium falciparum infection in pregnancy, and the World Health Organization recommends preventive strategies, there is markedly reduced efficacy in sub-Saharan Africa of the most widely available, affordable and used antimalarial drug for chemoprophylaxis-chloroquine (CQ). During 1987-1990, we studied pregnant women in an area of high malaria endemicity in rural Malawi to compare the efficacy of CQ (the drug recommended by national… CONTINUE READING
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