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Low-birth-weight infants at increased risk for malaria

Monday, December 17, 2018 -- Infants who were born with a low birth weight for their gestational age were approximately two times more likely to have malaria infection or clinical malaria compared with infants born at a normal weight, according to research published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.“Small birth weight for gestational age, or SGA, is commonly used as a proxy for intrauterine growth restriction,” Gino Agbota, from the University of Paris, and colleagues wrote. “SGA is estimated to have affected 32.4 million newborns in low- and middle-income countries, with sub-Saharan Africa

Antimalarial-Induced Cardiomyopathy May Be Underrecognized in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -- Researchers described 8 patients with antimalarial-induced cardiomyopathy in a defined systemic lupus erythematosus cohort.