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Table 1 Malaria infections by compartment and diagnostic method

From: Malaria during pregnancy and foetal haematological status in Blantyre, Malawi

Malaria infection in any compartment   Compartment Total cases Placental diagnostic method (# positive cases) Total cases
Present 42 Maternal malaria only 10   
   Maternal and placental malaria 19 Thick smear 1
     Histopathology 5
     Both 13
   Placental malaria only 13 Thick smear 0
     Histopathology 4
     Both 9
Absent 48     
Total 90     
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