Adverse outcomes not improved in novel screen-and-treat program for malaria in pregnancy

Posted by on September 13, 2016 7:04 pm
Categories: health

A novel strategy to screen pregnant women for malaria with rapid diagnostic tests and treat the test-positive women with effective antimalarials does not lower the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes compared with treating all pregnant women with the malaria preventive sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) in sub-Saharan Africa, according to an open label randomized trial.

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