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Open Access | Plasmodium falciparum Infection Significantly Impairs Placental Cytokine Profile in HIV Infected Cameroonian Women

December 15, 2009 - 21:00 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Kfutwah A, Mary JY, Lemen B, Leke R, Rousset D, et al.
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PLoS ONE 4(12): e8114

These results show that P. falciparum infection profoundly modifies the placenta cytokine environment and acts as a confounding factor, masking the impact of HIV-1 in co-infected women.

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The relationship of Plasmodium falciparum humeral immunity with HIV-1 immunosuppression and treatment efficacy in Zambia

November 26, 2009 - 11:57 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Author(s): 
Jean-Pierre Van geertruyden, Erika Van Eijk, Francisca Yosaatmadja, Webster Kasongo, Modest Mulenga, Umberto D'Alessandro, Stephen Rogerson
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:258 (18 November 2009)

This study reports the impact of HIV-1 infection and other variables on the level of malaria humoral immunity in adults with clinical malaria and whether humoral immune suppression was a risk factor for treatment failure.

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Placental malaria among HIV-infected and uninfected women receiving anti-folates in a high transmission area of Uganda

November 26, 2009 - 11:15 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Patrick M Newman, Humphrey Wanzira, Gabriel Tumwine, Emmanuel Arinaitwe, Sarah Waldman, Jane Achan, Diane Havlir, Philip J Rosenthal, Grant Dorsey, Tamara D Clark, Deborah Cohan
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:254 (14 November 2009)

This was a cross sectional study comparing the prevalence of placental malaria between HIV-infected women prescribed TS and HIV-uninfected women prescribed intermittent preventive therapy with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPT-SP) in a high malaria transmission area in Uganda.

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