alexa Effects of Malaria on Iron Stores in the Pregnant Women of Buea and Tiko Health District, South West Region, Cameroon

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Effects of Malaria on Iron Stores in the Pregnant Women of Buea and Tiko Health District, South West Region, Cameroon

Severe anaemia in pregnancy is an important direct and indirect cause of maternal death, and for the foetus, severe maternal anaemia may result in intra-uterine growth retardation, stillbirth and low birthweight . Malaria infection has a complex effect on iron metabolism that may affect the interpretation of haemoglobin, serum ferritin, serum transferrin and serum iron .

Citation: Nlinwe NO (2014) Effects of Malaria on Iron Stores in the Pregnant Women of Buea and Tiko Health District, South West Region, Cameroon. J Metabolic Synd 3:170.

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