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intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy (IPTp-SP)

Recent uptake of intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine is associated with increased prevalence of Pfdhfr mutations in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

January 31, 2017 - 15:46 -- Open Access
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Mamoudou Cisse, Gordon A. Awandare, Alamissa Soulama, Halidou Tinto, Marie-Pierre Hayette and Robert T. Guiguemdé
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:38, 23 January 2017

The data indicate that despite the possibility that IPTp-SP contributes to the selection of resistant parasites, it did not potentiate pregnancy-associated malaria morbidity, suggesting the continuation of SP use as IPTp in Burkina Faso.

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