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Malarial placental infection and low birth weight babies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1307763     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two hundred and fifty six mothers and their newborns were subjected to clinical and haematological tests for the evidence of malaria. Placentae of these were examined histopathologically for malarial parasites and malarial pigment. Forty six placentae showed scanty malarial pigment ingested by monocytes. These appearances were associated with focal syncytial necrosis and proliferation of cytotrophoblastic cells. Plasmodium falciparum was found in cord blood of six cases. The mean weight of newborns born to mothers having no evidence of malarial placental infection was 2,763 kg, while mean weight of newborns belonging to infected placentae was 2,143 kg. The difference was highly significant.
A Kaushik; V K Sharma; Sadhna; R Kumar; R Mitra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Materia medica Polona. Polish journal of medicine and pharmacy     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0025-5246     ISO Abbreviation:  Mater Med Pol     Publication Date:    1992 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-16     Completed Date:  1993-09-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0236526     Medline TA:  Mater Med Pol     Country:  POLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, M.L.B. Medical College, Jhansi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Malaria / complications*
Placenta Diseases / complications*
Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic*

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