Treatment response to standard of care for severe anemia in pregnant women and effect of multivitamins and enhanced anthelminthics.

@article{Christian2009TreatmentRT,
  title={Treatment response to standard of care for severe anemia in pregnant women and effect of multivitamins and enhanced anthelminthics.},
  author={Parul Christian and Farhana Shahid and Arjumand Rizvi and Rolf D. W. Klemm and Zulfiqar A Bhutta},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={89 3},
  pages={
          853-61
        }
}
BACKGROUND Severe anemia (hemoglobin < 70 g/L) in pregnancy may increase the risk of maternal and perinatal mortality. OBJECTIVES We assessed response to standard treatment with high-dose iron-folic acid for 90 d and single-dose (500 mg) mebendazole among severely anemic pregnant women in periurban Karachi, Pakistan. In addition, we evaluated the efficacy of 2 enhanced treatment regimens. DESIGN We screened pregnant women (n = 6288) for severe anemia and provided them all with the standard… CONTINUE READING

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