Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Fetal Growth Restriction

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4624-1

This phenomenon is often seen in newborn babies, when mothers have been malaria infected during pregnancy. Factors are anemia, decrease of growth regulation hormones (IGF, leptin), decrease of placental blood flow, placental inflammations, etc.


Blood Flow Growth Regulation Growth Restriction Fetal Growth Regulation Hormone 
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Further Reading

  1. Umbers AJ et al (2011) Malaria in pregnancy. Trends Parasitol 197:757–765Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieDüsseldorfGermany