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Chapter 28 - Parasitic Infections in Pregnancy (Content last reviewed: 15th June 2018)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 November 2017

David James
Affiliation:
University of Nottingham
Philip Steer
Affiliation:
Imperial College London
Carl Weiner
Affiliation:
University of Kansas
Bernard Gonik
Affiliation:
Wayne State University, Detroit
Stephen Robson
Affiliation:
University of Newcastle
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Summary

In the developing world, pregnant women frequently experience a cycle of undernutrition and parasitic infections, resulting in adverse pregnancy outcomes including abortion, malformation, and neonatal death. Although malnutrition in general and parasitic infections specifically are less common in developed countries, no society is immune from their potential effects during pregnancy. Six parasitic infections that have major health, financial, or combined consequences worldwide are Lyme disease, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, and schistosomiasis.

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First published in: 2017

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