Journal article

Burden of soil-transmitted helminth infection in pregnant refugees and migrants on the Thailand-Myanmar border: Results from a retrospective cohort

Tobias Brummaier, Nay Win Tun, Aung Myat Min, Mary Ellen Gilder, Laypaw Archasuksan, Stephane Proux, Douwe Kiestra, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, Juerg Utzinger, Daniel H Paris, Mathieu Nacher, Julie A Simpson, Francois Nosten, Rose McGready

PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. While many STH infections are asymptomatic, vulnerable populations such as pregnant women face repercussions such as aggravation of maternal anaemia. However, data on prevalence and the effect of STH infections in pregnancy are limited. The aim of this analysis was to describe the burden of STH infections within and between populations of pregnant women from a local refugee camp to a mobile migrant population, and to explore possible associations between STH infection and pregnancy outcomes. METHODOLOGY: This is a retrospective review of records from pregnant refugee and migrant women w..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) is part of the Wellcome Trust Mahidol University Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme, supported by the Wellcome Trust of Great Britain (Major Overseas Programme).