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malaria-infected placenta

NOT Open Access | Congenital Malaria in Newborns Delivered to Mothers with Malaria-Infected Placenta in Blue Nile State, Sudan

January 24, 2020 - 14:57 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Omer SA, Adam I, Noureldien A, Elhaj H, Guerrero-Latorre L, Silgado A, Sulleiro E, Molina I
Reference: 
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, fmz083

Diagnosis of congenital malaria is complicated by the low density of the parasite circulating in the cord blood and/or the peripheral blood of the newborns. Molecular techniques are significantly more sensitive than blood smears in detecting low-level parasitemia. This study investigated the prevalence of congenital malaria by the use of the real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR) in 102 babies born to mothers with microscopically confirmed infected placenta from Blue Nile state, Sudan.

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