Date Published: March 27, 2007
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Author(s): Roy Douglas Pearson
Partial Text: The findings by Muehlenbachs et al.  that placental malaria (PM) is associated with hypertension in first-time mothers aged 18–20 years is significant, and not to be explained at this time of writing. The authors also provide data suggesting that the maternal–fetal conflict, during chronic PM and hypertension in first-time mothers, involves the VEGF pathway.