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A Genotyping Study in Benin Comparing the Carriage of Plasmodium falciparum Infections Before Pregnancy and in Early Pregnancy: Story of a Persistent Infection

July 21, 2021 - 18:02 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jafari-Guemouri S, Courtois L, Mama A, Rouas B, Neto Braga G, Accrombessi M, Massougbodji A, Ding XC, Tuikue Ndam N, Fievet N, Briand V
Reference: 
Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Jul 15;73(2):e355-e361

Malaria infections in the first trimester of pregnancy are frequent and deleterious for both mother and child health. To investigate if these early infections are newly acquired or already present in the host, we assessed whether parasites detected before pregnancy and those detected in early pregnancy are the same infection.

NOT Open Access | Exposure to diverse Plasmodium falciparum genotypes shapes the risk of symptomatic malaria in incident and persistent infections: A longitudinal molecular epidemiologic study in Kenya

April 29, 2021 - 07:56 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Sumner KM, Freedman E, Taylor SM, et al.
Reference: 
Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Apr 27:ciab357

Repeated exposure to malaria infections could protect against symptomatic progression, as people develop adaptive immunity to infections acquired over time.

A genotypical study in Benin comparing the carriage of P. falciparum infections before pregnancy and in the early pregnancy: story of a persistent infection

June 26, 2020 - 15:06 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jafari-Guemouri S, Courtois L, Mama A, Rouas B, Neto Braga G, Accrombessi M, Massougbodji A, Ding XC, Tuikue Ndam N, Fievet N, Briand V
Reference: 
Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 22:ciaa841

Malaria infections in the first trimester of pregnancy are frequent and deleterious for both mother and child health. To investigate if these early infections are newly acquired or already present in the host, we assessed whether parasites detected before pregnancy and those detected in early pregnancy are the same infection.

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