Malaria in pregnancy
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Published by Taylor & Francis in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Parasitic diseases in pregnancy.,
  • Malaria.,
  • Malaria.,
  • Pregnancy Complications.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Patrick E. Duffy and Michal Fried.
ContributionsDuffy, Patrick E., Fried, Michal.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 245 p. :
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22434457M
ISBN 100415272181

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Pregnancy-associated malaria (PAM) or placental malaria is a presentation of the common illness that is particularly life-threatening to both mother and developing fetus. PAM is caused primarily by infection with Plasmodium falciparum, the most dangerous of the four species of malaria-causing parasites that infect humans. During pregnancy, a woman faces a much higher risk of . Malaria is a life-threatening disease. It’s typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Infected mosquitoes carry the Plasmodium parasite. When this Author: Darla Burke. Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. If not properly treated, people may have Causes: Plasmodium spread by mosquitos. INTRODUCTION. Malaria during pregnancy is a major cause of maternal morbidity worldwide and leads to poor birth outcomes. Pregnant women are more prone to complications of malaria infection than nongravid women.