Prevention and treatment of malaria in pregnant women
- Peter A Chedraui, MD, MSc
Peter A Chedraui, MD, MSc
- Director of the Institute of Biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine
- Catholic University
- Guayaquil, Ecuador
- 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
- 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
- Peter F Weller, MD, FACP
Peter F Weller, MD, FACP
- Editor-in-Chief — Infectious Diseases
- Section Editor — Tropical Medicine
- William Bosworth Castle Professor of Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
- Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
- Harvard School of Public Health
- Susan M Ramin, MD
Susan M Ramin, MD
- Section Editor — Obstetrics
- Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Baylor College of Medicine
- 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.
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