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Open Access | Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine during pregnancy in Burkina Faso: effect of adding a third dose to the standard two-dose regimen on low birth weight, anaemia and pregnancy outcomes

November 17, 2010 - 08:13 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Innocent Valea, Halidou Tinto, Maxime K Drabo, Lieven Huybregts, Marie-Claire Henry, Dominique Roberfroid, Robert T Guiguemde, Patrick Kolsteren, Umberto D'Alessandro, Micronutriments-Sante de la Mere et de l'Enfant MISAME/FSP study group
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:324 (12 November 2010)

The risk of LBW and severe anaemia tended to be lower in the SP3 group, though this was not statistically significant, probably due to the low uptake of the intervention which reduced the power of the study.

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