The reported prevalence of congenital malaria in sub-Saharan Africa is variable (0 - 46%). Even though the clinical significance of congenital malaria parasitaemia is uncertain, anti-malarial drugs are empirically prescribed for sick newborns by frontline health care workers.
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:17 (11 January 2013)
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2010, Pages e254-e256
We report herein an unusual instance of co-occurrence of perinatal falciparum malaria and tuberculosis in a 34-day-old female newborn, who presented with symptoms of sepsis.