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Report of a Case of Congenital Malaria <i>Plasmodium malariae</i> in France

L. de Pontual, I. Poilane, F. Ledeur, D. Haouchine, E. Lachassinne, A. Collignon, J. Le Bras and J. Gaudelus

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 52, issue 6, pages 448-450
Published in print December 2006 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online October 2006 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fml049
Report of a Case of Congenital Malaria Plasmodium malariae in France

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Congenital malaria (CM) has been considered to be rare, even in malaria-endemic areas but the disease can result in significant neonatal morbidity. Because of its rarity, the disease may go undiagnosed for a prolonged period in a seriously ill infant. We report the first case of Plasmodium malariae CM from a HIV mother. HIV could have facilitated the transfer of erythrocytic persistent P. malariae through the placenta to the fetus.

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Subjects: Paediatrics

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