Definition of Pregnancy-associated malaria
Pregnancy-associated malaria: A specific syndrome that occurs only in pregnant women and that is characterized by the accumulation in the placenta of red blood cells containing the malarial parasite. Pregnancy-associated malaria causes low birthweight and maternal anemia. Therefore, it is associated with substantial rates of morbidity (disease) and mortality (death) for both the mother and baby.
Last Editorial Review: 6/9/2016
Back to MedTerms online medical dictionary A-Z List
Need help identifying pills and medications?