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Congenital malaria in a preterm infant

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  • MP Hewson,

    1. Centre for Perinatal Medicine, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia,
    2. Neonatal Unit, Wellington Hospital, Wellington South,
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  • K Simmer,

    1. Centre for Perinatal Medicine, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia,
    2. School of Women's and Infant's Health, University of Western Australia, Western Australia,
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  • T Blackmore

    1. Department of Microbiology, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia,
    2. Flinders University, South Australia, Australia and
    3. Department of Infectious Diseases, Wellington Hospital, Wellington South, New Zealand
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Dr M Hewson, Wellington Hospital, Private Bag 7902, Wellington South, New Zealand. Fax: +64 43855 435; email: michael.hewson@ccdhb.org.nz

Abstract

Abstract:  A case of congenital malaria in a preterm newborn infant is presented. The case illustrates the difficulty of early diagnosis, and the atypical nature of presentation in a preterm infant.

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