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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 45-51
Obstetrical Case Report

Malaria in Pregnancy

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX, USA

Received 10 October 1996; Accepted 9 May 1997

Copyright © 1997 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This review summarizes the epidemiology, clinical course, and diagnosis of malaria. The influence of infection during pregnancy upon maternal and neonatal anemia, stillbirth, preterm labor, low birth weight, and congenital malaria is discussed. Options for treatment and prophylaxis during pregnancy are presented.