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Tick-bite fever in pregnancy. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3603318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Despite the frequency of tick-bite fever in southern Africa and its doubtless occurrence in pregnancy, this report documents the first case in a pregnant woman. Consequently, the natural history of tick-bite fever in pregnancy and concomitant placental involvement must be regarded as conjectural. Accordingly a register has been opened by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the Witwatersrand, for recording similar cases. At this stage of our knowledge, erythromycin 500 mg 6-hourly until 3-5 days after defervescence is the therapy of choice for such patients.
Authors:
M J England; E W Sonnendecker; K A Margolius; J Kiepiel; J Baker; P Koll
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-27     Completed Date:  1987-08-27     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Boutonneuse Fever / diagnosis*
Female
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*
Pregnancy Trimester, First

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