Treatment of soil-transmitted helminth infections in pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of maternal outcomes

Lau R., Chris R. B. , Phuong M. S. , Khatib A., Kopalakrishnan S., Bhasker S., ...More

JOURNAL OF TRAVEL MEDICINE, vol.27, no.2, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/jtm/taz079
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Hospitality & Tourism Index, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database


Background: Gestational helminth infections are correlated to adverse outcomes including maternal anaemia; as such, treatment is recommended. However, little published high-quality data exist around the efficacy, safety and tolerability of anti-helminthics in pregnancy. We therefore conducted a systematic review and synthesized the available data on maternal outcomes following gestational treatment of intestinal nematodes to help guide clinical decision-making.