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Mediterranean spotted fever during pregnancy: case presentation and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12648874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) is caused by Rickettsia conorii, an obligate intracellular parasite of eukaryotic cells. Although, usually this disease has a benign course, a rapidly fatal outcome can occur even in young healthy adults. We describe a case of a 40-year-old Bedouin woman gravida 11, para 10, who was admitted at 36 weeks gestation with this rickettsial disease. During pregnancy, the treatment of choice for Mediterranean spotted fever is chloramphenicol, but it seems that Azithromycin could be another possible option.
Yaakov Bentov; Eyal Sheiner; Shlomit Kenigsberg; Moshe Mazor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-21     Completed Date:  2003-11-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, PO Box 151, 84101 Beer-Sheva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Antibodies, Bacterial / blood
Boutonneuse Fever / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Cefuroxime / therapeutic use
Chloramphenicol / therapeutic use
Gestational Age
Immunoglobulin G / blood
Immunoglobulin M / blood
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*
Rickettsia conorii / immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Antibodies, Bacterial; 0/Immunoglobulin G; 0/Immunoglobulin M; 55268-75-2/Cefuroxime; 56-75-7/Chloramphenicol

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