Case Report

Pregnancy and Lyme disease

Author: Nicholas Leslein (University of Iowa)

  • Pregnancy and Lyme disease

    Case Report

    Pregnancy and Lyme disease

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Abstract

A literature review of individuals living with or contracting Lyme disease during pregnancy does not support an association with congenital anomalies or adverse pregnancy outcomes provided the patient receives adequate treatment. Currently, the treatment of Lyme disease in pregnant women should not differ from non-pregnant women except tetracyclines, such as doxycycline, are contraindicated and should not be prescribed.

Keywords: spirochete, Borellia burgdorferi, Lyme disease, pregnancy, congenital borreliosis, maternal-fetal transmission

How to Cite:

Leslein, N., (2010) “Pregnancy and Lyme disease”, Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1(1), 1-4. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1011

Rights: Copyright © Nicholas Leslein, 2010.

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Published on
01 Apr 2010
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