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Vol 88, No 10 (2017)
Clinical vignette
Published online: 2017-10-31
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The course of pregnancy and delivery in a patient with malaria

Michał Krekora1, Katarzyna Zych-Krekora1, Maciej Słodki12, Mariusz Grzesiak1, Maria Respondek-Liberska1
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2017.0103
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Pubmed: 29192419
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Ginekol Pol 2017;88(10):574-575.
Affiliations
  1. Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute in Łódź, Rzgowska 281/289, 93-338 Lodz, Poland
  2. The State University of Applied Sciences in Płock, Dąbrowskiego 2, 09-400 Plock, Poland

open access

Vol 88, No 10 (2017)
CLINICAL VIGNETTES
Published online: 2017-10-31

Abstract

Malaria is one of the most common lethal parasitic diseases. Infection is transmitted when an infected female mosquito bites a human introducing the sporozoites into human blood. The article presents the course of pregnancy and delivery in a patient complicated by Plasmodium infection. The patient had repetitive several trips to Tanzania over a short time period before she developed the condition. She had been taking antimalarial medication (proguanil-atovaquone) in a prophylactic dose during and after her first travel to Tanzania. Following her first return to Poland she experienced infection-related symptoms.

Abstract

Malaria is one of the most common lethal parasitic diseases. Infection is transmitted when an infected female mosquito bites a human introducing the sporozoites into human blood. The article presents the course of pregnancy and delivery in a patient complicated by Plasmodium infection. The patient had repetitive several trips to Tanzania over a short time period before she developed the condition. She had been taking antimalarial medication (proguanil-atovaquone) in a prophylactic dose during and after her first travel to Tanzania. Following her first return to Poland she experienced infection-related symptoms.

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Keywords

pregnancy, malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, treatment, diagnosis

About this article
Title

The course of pregnancy and delivery in a patient with malaria

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 88, No 10 (2017)

Article type

Clinical vignette

Pages

574-575

Published online

2017-10-31

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2017.0103

Pubmed

29192419

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2017;88(10):574-575.

Keywords

pregnancy
malaria
Plasmodium falciparum
treatment
diagnosis

Authors

Michał Krekora
Katarzyna Zych-Krekora
Maciej Słodki
Mariusz Grzesiak
Maria Respondek-Liberska

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