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Title Malaria in pregnancy : deadly parasite, susceptible host / edited by Patrick E. Duffy and Michal Fried
Published London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 245 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Pregnancy malaria throughout history / Patrick E. Duffy and Robert S. Desowitz -- The epidemiology and outcomes of maternal malaria / Bernard J. Brabin and Stephen J. Rogerson -- The immunology of pregnancy / Larry J. Guilbert, Marjan Abbasi, and Timothy R. Mosmann -- Immunity to malaria during pregnancy / Patrick E. Duffy -- Animal models of malaria of pregnancy / Robert S. Desowitz -- Parasite adhesion and its role in placental malaria / Michal Fried -- Chemoprophylaxis and other protective measures / Theonest K. Mutabingwa, Leopoldo Villegas, and Fran├žois Nosten -- The treatment of malaria in pregnancy / Fran├žois Nosten and Rose McGready
Summary Malaria in pregnancy has been a long-standing conundrum - why do women immune to the parasite after years of exposure suddenly become susceptible to infection during first pregnancies? Recent scientific breakthroughs have shed new light on interactions between the malaria parasite and the placenta, and raised hope for new drugs and vaccines to protect young mothers. The current understanding of malaria in pregnancy and the continued controversies surrounding this syndrome will fascinate all students, scientists and policy-makers interested in infectious disease and women's health
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Malaria.
Parasitic diseases in pregnancy.
Malaria -- immunology.
Disease Models, Animal.
Pregnancy Complications -- prevention & control.
Pregnancy -- immunology.
Form Electronic book
Author Duffy, Patrick E.
Fried, Michal.
ISBN 0203302257 (electronic bk.)
9780203302255 (electronic bk.)