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Not Open Access | Delayed clinical presentation of Plasmodium falciparum malaria after leaving an endemic area: A tale of two patients

June 8, 2020 - 15:07 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Pennington K, Ives ST, Frosch AEP, Shaughnessy MK
Reference: 
J Travel Med. 2020 Jun 5:taaa092

Malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) may be missed if patients present with symptoms outside of the expected incubation period.

Testing an infection model to explain excess risk of preterm birth with long-term iron supplementation in a malaria endemic area

December 2, 2019 - 14:45 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Brabin B, Tinto H, Roberts SA
Reference: 
Malaria Journal volume 18, 374 (2019)

In view of recent evidence from a randomized trial in Burkina Faso that periconceptional iron supplementation substantially increases risk of spontaneous preterm birth (< 37 weeks) in first pregnancies (adjusted relative risk = 2.22; 95% CI 1.39–3.61), explanation is required to understand potential mechanisms, including progesterone mediated responses, linking long-term iron supplementation, malaria and gestational age.

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