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Congenital Malaria in Calabar, Nigeria: The Molecular Perspective

March 2, 2011 - 12:36 -- Patrick Sampao
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Olabisi A. Oduwole., G. C. Ejezie.,Martin Meremikwu., et al.
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg, Mar 2011; 84: 386 - 389.

We estimated the prevalence of congenital malaria using nested PCR amplification of the small subunit 18S RNA gene to detect low-level parasitemia and identify Plasmodium species in 204 mother–neonate pairs. Cord-blood parasitemia was detected in four babies by PCR, giving a prevalence of 2.0%.

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