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Early malaria infection, dysregulation of angiogenesis, metabolism and inflammation across pregnancy, and risk of preterm birth in Malawi: A cohort study

October 14, 2019 - 15:22 -- Open Access
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Robyn E. Elphinstone, Andrea M. Weckman, Kevin C. Kain, et al.
Reference: 
PLoS Med 16(10): e1002914

Malaria in pregnancy is associated with adverse birth outcomes. However, the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Tight regulation of angiogenic, metabolic, and inflammatory pathways are essential for healthy pregnancies. We hypothesized that malaria disrupts these pathways leading to preterm birth (PTB).

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