• infection
  • 670) Major puerperal infection (670.04) Endometritis, postpartum (671) Venous complications in pregnancy and the puerperium (671.44) Thrombophlebitis, postpartum (672) Pyrexia of unknown origin during the puerperium (673) Obstetrical pulmonary embolism (674) Other and unspecified complications of the puerperium, not elsewhere (675) Infections of the breast and nipple associated with childbirth (675.14) Abscess of breast, postpartum (675.94) Mastitis, lactating, unspec. (wikipedia.org)
  • The parasitic infection can lead to obstruction of peripheral lymphatic vessels and increased pressure within the vessels causing collateral flow of the lymph, redirecting the lymph flow from the intestinal lymphatic vessels into the lymphatic vessels of the kidney and ureter. (wikipedia.org)
  • fetus
  • A captive 17-year old female Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) aborted a fetus with a crown rump length of 19cm in early pregnancy. (tapirs.org)
  • The parasitic twin, little more than a torso with or without legs, receives its blood supply from the host twin by means of an umbilical cord-like structure (which often only has 2 blood vessels, instead of 3), much like a fetus in fetu, except the acardiac twin is outside the host twin's body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pregnancy-associated malaria (PAM) or placental malaria is a presentation of the common illness that is particularly life-threatening to both mother and developing fetus. (wikipedia.org)
  • While the average adult citizen of an endemic region possesses some immunity to the parasite, pregnancy causes complications that leave the woman and fetus extremely vulnerable. (wikipedia.org)
  • exposure
  • Moreover, studies have shown that women acquire immunity to PAM through antibody recognition of the VAR2CSA domain, also known as VSAPAM, after exposure during their first pregnancy. (wikipedia.org)
  • heart
  • The acardiac twin is a parasitic twin that fails to properly develop a heart, and therefore generally does not develop the upper structures of the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • study
  • In this study, the primary goal is to examine the relationship between DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) levels and the odds of loss of clinically-recognized pregnancies amongst women in Limpopo, South Africa. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • By measuring circulating levels of IgG antibodies that presumably target VAR2SCA, the study demonstrated that subsequent pregnancies confer progressively greater protection to PAM. (wikipedia.org)
  • blood cells
  • Based on previous work demonstrating enhanced parasite growth in young normal and thalassemic red blood cells, we hypothesized that in pregnancy increased malaria susceptibility may be due, in part, to the increase in the population of young red cells. (ox.ac.uk)