Soil-transmitted helminth infections in pregnancy

Soil-transmitted helminth infections are widespread and affect a large proportion of the local population. Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable as helminth infections increase the risk of anaemia. However, there may also be a protective effect as A. lumbricoides was associated with a reduced risk of miscarriage in a retrospective analysis. These forrest plot show associations between helminth infections and pregnancy outcomes. From: Brummaier et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2021