PAM (Pregnancy Associated Malaria), Related Problems and Its Effective Treatments

Somia Gul, Tahira Khan, Shagufta Naz, Tayyaba Khan
2014 OALib  
Malaria is one of the leading causes of death and disease worldwide, especially in the developing world. Malaria which is transmitted by anopheles mosquitoes is a preventable and treatable infectious disease. It kills more than one million people each year, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and other endemic areas. We have conducted a survey in different maternity homes to check the rate of occurrence of malaria during pregnancy and its complications in pregnant women, fetus and new born. Medical
more » ... orts of 100 patients have been studied and analyzed for this purpose. Here we conclude that malaria can be prevented, diagnosed and treated with a combination of available tools and sustained financing in these pregnant ladies. A comprehensive approach consisting of protective nets, indoor spraying with insecticide, preventive treatment for pregnant women, diagnostic tests, effective drugs, education, research and advocacy is needed to combat malaria. The major complication that occurs in expectant female is anemia, and the major complication that occurs in newborns is cerebral hemorrhage. The best and advanced treatment used most commonly nowadays for malaria is Artesunate & its combinations.
doi:10.4236/oalib.1100393 fatcat:mzngon2s7zgcdke3327ps7wzly