Prevention and treatment of malaria in pregnant women
- Peter A Chedraui, MD, MSc, PhD
Peter A Chedraui, MD, MSc, PhD
- Director of the Institute of Biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine
- Catholic University
- Guayaquil, Ecuador
- Blair J Wylie, MD, MPH
Blair J Wylie, MD, MPH
- Assistant Professor
- Harvard Medical School
- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Section Editors
- Johanna Daily, MD, MSc
Johanna Daily, MD, MSc
- Section Editor — Malaria
- Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Susan M Ramin, MD
Susan M Ramin, MD
- Section Editor — Obstetrics
- The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
- Deputy Editors
- Vanessa A Barss, MD, FACOG
Vanessa A Barss, MD, FACOG
- Senior Deputy Editor — UpToDate
- Deputy Editor — Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health
- Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
- Harvard Medical School
- Elinor L Baron, MD, DTMH
Elinor L Baron, MD, DTMH
- Deputy Editor — Infectious Diseases
- Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
- Tufts University School of Medicine
Malaria during pregnancy is a major cause of maternal morbidity worldwide and leads to poor birth outcomes. Pregnant women are more prone to complications of malaria infection than nongravid women. Prevention involves chemoprophylaxis and mosquito avoidance. Treatment involves antimalarial drugs and supportive measures.
Issues related to prevention and treatment of malaria in pregnant women will be reviewed here. Issues related to the prevalence, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and outcome of malaria in pregnancy are discussed separately, as are general details on treatment of uncomplicated and severe malaria.
●(See "Treatment of severe malaria".)
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- Women living in endemic areas
- - Intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy
- - Intermittent screening and treatment during pregnancy
- - Women infected with HIV
- Mosquito avoidance
- P. falciparum
- - Uncomplicated malaria
- First trimester
- Second and third trimesters
- - Severe malaria
- Non-falciparum malaria
- DRUG SAFETY
- MANAGEMENT OF PREGNANCY
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS