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Placental Malaria and Mother-to-Child Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 in Rural Rwanda

August 4, 2011 - 12:36 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Philip L. Bulterys, Ann Chao, Sudeb C. Dalai, M. Christine Zink, Abel Dushimimana, David Katzenstein, Alfred J. Saah and Marc Bulterys
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011 vol. 85 no. 2 202-206

We conducted a nested case-control study of placental malaria (PM) and mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) within a prospective cohort of 627 mother-infant pairs followed from October 1989 until April 1994 in rural Rwanda.

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Iron Homeostasis in Mother and Child during Placental Malaria Infection

January 7, 2011 - 11:47 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Susanne Van Santen, Quirijn de Mast, Adrian J. F. Luty, Erwin T. Wiegerinck, Andre J. A. M. Van der Ven, AND Dorine W. Swinkels
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg, Jan 2011; 84: 148 - 151.

We conclude that maternal hepcidin is not significantly altered as a function of placental infection and/or anemia. Importantly, fetal hemoglobin and iron status were also unaffected, regardless of the presence of placental infection or maternal anemia.

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