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Lyme disease during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9067786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There has been great concern in the past regarding the possible fetal infection and teratogenicity from Lyme disease contracted during pregnancy because of the similarities of disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi to syphilis. Although the initial retrospective case reports were alarming, more recent prospective data have been reassuring. This article reviews the evidence that currently supports the assurance of the benign nature of this infection with respect to the fetus.
H M Silver
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infectious disease clinics of North America     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0891-5520     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect. Dis. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-14     Completed Date:  1997-05-14     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804508     Medline TA:  Infect Dis Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical*
Lyme Disease / epidemiology*,  transmission
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / epidemiology*

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