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Associations Between Maternal Helminth and Malaria Infections in Pregnancy and Clinical Malaria in the Offspring: A Birth Cohort in Entebbe, Uganda
(Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2013)
Helminth and malaria coinfections are common in the tropics. We investigated the hypothesis that prenatal exposure to these parasites might influence susceptibility to malaria in childhood. Methods. In a birth cohort of ...
Treatment with anthelminthics during pregnancy: what gains and what risks for the mother and child?
(Cambridge University Press, 2011)
In 1994 and 2002, respectively, theWorld Health Organisation proposed that treatment for hookworm and schistosomiasis could be provided during pregnancy. It was hoped that this might have benefits for maternal anaemia, ...
Anthelminthic treatment during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of infantile eczema: randomised-controlled trial results
(John Wiley & Sons A/S, 2011)
Background: Allergy is commoner in developed than in developing countries. Chronic worm infections show inverse associations with allergy, and prenatal exposures may be critical to allergy risk. Objective: To determine ...
Maternal hookworm modifies risk factors for childhood eczema: results from a birth cohort in Uganda
(Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 2014)
Background: Worms may protect against allergy. Early-life worm exposure may be critical, but this has not been fully investigated. Objectives: To investigate whether worms in pregnancy and in early childhood are associated ...
Prosthetic thrombosis and pregnancy on warfarin: Debate on mechanical mitral valve replacement in sub-Saharan Africa based on a case report
(Elsevier - International Journal of Cardiology, 2014)
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most common cardiovascular disease in children and young adults in the world. Echocardiographic screenings have documented a large prevalence of RHD in sub-Saharan Africa; there is, ...
Risk Factors for Helminth, Malaria, and HIV Infection in Pregnancy in Entebbe, Uganda
(Uganda Martyrs University, 2009)
factors for infections informs planning of interventions and analysis of the impact of infections on health outcomes.To describe risk factors for helminths, malaria and HIV in pregnant Ugandan women before intervention in ...