Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Malaria Placental Events

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4738-1

During Plasmodium falciparum infections of pregnant woman, numerous erythrocytes bearing developmental stages may become accumulated in the villous space of the placenta and thus may introduce considerable inflammations. This may lead, in addition to other reasons, to Malaria-derived placental insufficiency.


Pregnant Woman Developmental Stage Plasmodium Falciparum Falciparum Infection Plasmodium Falciparum Infection 
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Further Reading

  1. Boeuf P et al (2008) Placental hypoxia during placental malaria. J Infect Dis 197:757–765CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  2. Umbers AJ et al (2011) Malaria in pregnancy: small babies, big problems. Trends Parasitol 27:168–175CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany