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Evaluation of the Antigenic Diversity of Placenta-Binding Plasmodium falciparum Variants and the Antibody Repertoire among Pregnant Women.

May 18, 2010 - 13:07 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Mirja H., Salenna R. E., et al.
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Infection and Immunity, May 2010, p. 1963-1978, Vol. 78, No. 5

The results indicate that there is limited antigenic diversity in placenta-binding isolates and may explain why immunity to malaria in pregnancy can be achieved after exposure during one pregnancy.

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Placental malaria, anaemia and low birthweight in Yemen

March 5, 2010 - 12:08 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Anisa H. Albiti, Ishag Adam, Abdulla S. Ghouth
Reference: 
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 104, Issue 3, March 2010, Pages 191-194

A cross-sectional study was conducted during the period of August 2007–April 2008 at Al-Wahda Teaching Hospital in Yemen to investigate prevalence and risk factors for placental malaria and anaemia and their effects on birthweight. 

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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
Author(s): 
Kfutwah A, Mary JY, Lemen B, Leke R, Rousset D, et al.
Reference: 
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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