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Histopathological lesions and exposure to Plasmodium falciparum infections in the placenta increases the risk of preeclampsia among pregnant women

May 21, 2020 - 06:23 -- Open Access
Obiri D, Erskine IJ, Oduro D, Kusi KA, Amponsah J, Gyan BA, Adu-Bonsaffoh K, Ofori MF
Sci Rep. 2020 May 19; 10(1):8280

Preeclampsia (PE) is a placental disorder with different phenotypic presentations. In malaria-endemic regions, high incidence of PE is reported, with debilitating foeto-maternal effects, particularly among primigravid women. However, the relationship between placental pathology and Plasmodium falciparum infection in the placenta with PE is underexplored.

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