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Research Article

Complex Interactions between Soil-Transmitted Helminths and Malaria in Pregnant Women on the Thai-Burmese Border

  • Machteld Boel mail,

    machteld@shoklo-unit.com

    Affiliations: Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Tak, Thailand, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Department Obstetrics, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Verena I. Carrara,

    Affiliation: Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Tak, Thailand

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  • Marcus Rijken,

    Affiliations: Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Tak, Thailand, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Department Obstetrics, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Stephane Proux,

    Affiliation: Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Tak, Thailand

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  • Mathieu Nacher,

    Affiliations: Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Tak, Thailand, Centre d'Investigation Clinique Epidemiologie Clinique Antilles Guyane CIC EC CIE 802, Cayenne, French Guiana

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  • Mupawjay Pimanpanarak,

    Affiliation: Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Tak, Thailand

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  • Moo Koo Paw,

    Affiliation: Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Tak, Thailand

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  • Oh Moo,

    Affiliation: Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Tak, Thailand

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  • Hser Gay,

    Affiliation: Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Tak, Thailand

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  • Wendi Bailey,

    Affiliation: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Pratap Singhasivanon,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Nicholas J. White,

    Affiliations: Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • François Nosten,

    Affiliations: Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Tak, Thailand, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Rose McGready

    Affiliations: Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Tak, Thailand, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 16, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000887

About the Authors

Machteld Boel, Verena I. Carrara, Marcus Rijken, Stephane Proux, Mathieu Nacher, Mupawjay Pimanpanarak, Moo Koo Paw, Oh Moo, Hser Gay, François Nosten, Rose McGready
Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Tak, Thailand
Machteld Boel, Marcus Rijken
Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Machteld Boel, Marcus Rijken
Department Obstetrics, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mathieu Nacher
Centre d'Investigation Clinique Epidemiologie Clinique Antilles Guyane CIC EC CIE 802, Cayenne, French Guiana
Wendi Bailey
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Pratap Singhasivanon, Nicholas J. White, François Nosten, Rose McGready
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Nicholas J. White, François Nosten, Rose McGready
Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: machteld@shoklo-unit.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MB VIC MR SP FN RM. Performed the experiments: MB SP MP MKP OM HG WB. Analyzed the data: MB VIC MR MN WB FN RM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MB SP MN HG WB PS NJW FN RM. Wrote the paper: MB VIC MR SP MN MP MKP OM HG WB PS NJW FN RM.