The world's scientific and social network for malaria professionals
Subscribe to free Newsletter | 10907 malaria professionals are enjoying the free benefits of MalariaWorld today

gestational age

Generation of a malaria negative Ugandan birth weight standard for the diagnosis of small for gestational age

October 6, 2020 - 12:37 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Zakama AK, Weekes T, Kajubi R, Kakuru A, Ategeka J, Kamya M, Muhindo MK, Havlir D, Jagannathan P, Dorsey G, Gaw SL
Reference: 
PLoS One. 2020 Oct 2;15(10):e0240157

Placental malaria is a known risk factor for small for gestational age (SGA) neonates. However, currently utilized international and African birthweight standards have not controlled for placental malaria and/or lack obstetrical ultrasound dating. We developed a neonatal birthweight standard based on obstetrically dated pregnancies that excluded individuals with clinical malaria, asymptomatic parasitemia, and placental malaria infection. We hypothesized that current curves underestimate true ideal birthweight and the prevalence of SGA.

Subscribe to RSS - gestational age