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Burkinabé adolescent girls

Iron Status of Burkinabé Adolescent Girls Predicts Malaria Risk in the Following Rainy Season

May 21, 2020 - 06:33 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Brabin L, Roberts SA, Tinto H, Gies S, Diallo S, Brabin B
Reference: 
Nutrients. 2020 May 16; 12(5):E1446

High levels of storage iron may increase malaria susceptibility. This risk has not been investigated in semi-immune adolescents. We investigated whether baseline iron status of non-pregnant adolescent girls living in a high malaria transmission area in Burkina Faso affected malaria risk during the following rainy season. For this prospective study, we analysed data from an interim safety survey, conducted six months into a randomised iron supplementation trial.

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