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Evaluation of a malaria rapid diagnostic test for assessing the burden of malaria during pregnancy

Journal Article
(Published December, 2004)
Singer, LM. (Author),
Newman, RD. (Author),
Diarra, A. (Author),
Moran, AC. (Author),
Huber, SC. (Author),
Stennies, G. (Author)
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This study was conducted in Koupéla and Pouytenga delivery units in Koupéla District, approximately 120 km east of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso where a total of 853 women were enrolled. Placental blood samples were collected as part of a rapid assessment of the burden of malaria during pregnancy. This study confirmed that peripheral malaria parasitemia is an imperfect proxy measure of placental infection and is not as strongly associated with low birth weight.

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Singer LM, Newman RD, Diarra A, Moran AC, Huber SC, Stennies G, et al. Evaluation of a malaria rapid diagnostic test for assessing the burden of malaria during pregnancy. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2004. 70(5):481-5.