Beaudrap, Turyakira, White, Nabasumba, and Tumwebaze | 2013
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This study followed a prospective cohort of pregnant women who had access to intensive malaria screening and prompt treatment to identify factors associated with increased risk of malaria in pregnancy (MiP) and to analyse how various characteristics of MiP affect delivery outcomes. In this study, the timing, parasitaemia level and number of peripherally-detected malaria infections, but not the presence of fever, were associated with adverse birth outcomes. Hence, prompt malaria detection and treatment should be offered to pregnant women regardless of symptoms or other preventive measures used during pregnancy, and with increased focus on mothers living in remote areas.