P. falciparum is the primary species responsible for morbidity and mortality in pregnancy. There are 300-500 million cases/year, mostly in rural tropical areas below 1000m altitude. 30% of preventable cases of low birth weight and 2-3x increased risk of infant anemia as a result of an infected mother.
Dr. M Adroma, PJ Kitonsa, A Collins, IE Namugaya, OA Aketoko
3 day male infant in respiratory distress and vomiting; c-section birth @36 weeks w/poor apgar scores, floppy w/apnea; mother was obese, diabetic w/hx of herion IDU; Grp B strep found in mother's urine.