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Lyme disease during pregnancy.

Abstract

Lyme disease, caused by infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, can affect those exposed to a vector tick. Pregnant women are no exception, and such infection places the fetus at risk. It is particularly important to recognize the disease early so that effective therapy may be instituted. Although the present patient had a favorable outcome, not all do. Clinical diagnosis is especially important since conventional laboratory tests may be inadequate or require lengthy periods of time before a positive result occurs. The dermatologic sign of Lyme disease, erythema migrans, although occurring in only 50 percent of cases, is likely to be the most important diagnostic sign.

Authors+Show Affiliations

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Department of Allergy and Immunology, New Jersey Medical School, Newark 07103-2714.

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Source

Cutis 47:4 1991 Apr pg 267-8

MeSH

Diagnosis, Differential
Erythema Chronicum Migrans
Female
Humans
Lyme Disease
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2070648

Citation

TY - JOUR T1 - Lyme disease during pregnancy. AU - Schutzer,S E, AU - Janniger,C K, AU - Schwartz,R A, PY - 1991/4/1/pubmed PY - 1991/4/1/medline PY - 1991/4/1/entrez SP - 267 EP - 8 JF - Cutis JO - Cutis VL - 47 IS - 4 N2 - Lyme disease, caused by infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, can affect those exposed to a vector tick. Pregnant women are no exception, and such infection places the fetus at risk. It is particularly important to recognize the disease early so that effective therapy may be instituted. Although the present patient had a favorable outcome, not all do. Clinical diagnosis is especially important since conventional laboratory tests may be inadequate or require lengthy periods of time before a positive result occurs. The dermatologic sign of Lyme disease, erythema migrans, although occurring in only 50 percent of cases, is likely to be the most important diagnostic sign. SN - 0011-4162 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2070648/abstract/Lyme_disease_during_pregnancy_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/5922 ER -