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Congenital malaria in newborn twins.
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PMID:  21327008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Malaria during first few months of life may be due to transplacental transfer of parasitized maternal erythrocytes. The most common clinical features of congenital malaria are fever, anaemia and splenomegaly. Other signs and symptoms include hepatosplenomegaly, jaundice, regurgitation, loose stools, and poor feeding. A 28 year old woman (G2P1A), with 36 weeks gestation, reported to a health facility in Sunyani on 22(nd) February 2009 with history of labour pains, without fever. According to the mother, even though she did not sleep in insecticide treated bed net during her pregnancy, she took all the recommended drugs of sulfadoxine/ pyrimethamine-intermittent preventive treatment for malaria. She delivered twins on the same day. The mother and the twins developed fever on the same day. A laboratory investigation on the three of them was positive for malaria parasites. The three were successfully treated with quinine. Congenital malaria is real and it is therefore recommended that babies born to mothers with malaria should be screened for congenital malaria.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ghana medical journal     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0016-9560     ISO Abbreviation:  Ghana Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-17     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0073210     Medline TA:  Ghana Med J     Country:  Ghana    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Sunyani Municipal Health Directorate, P. O Box 311, Sunyani, Ghana.
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