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Title
Disseminated tuberculosis in pregnancy unknown to doctors in Western Europe case presentation : part of the routine study in infertility
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Abstract
Tuberculosis in pregnancy is possibly increasing in Western Europe due to a higher incidence in immigrant women from endemic regions. Common in recent immigrants. Diagnosis during pregnancy is delayed because the disease is more frequently extra-pulmonary with few symptoms and western doctors are no longer familiar with signs and symptoms of tuberculosis. We report the case of a 28-year-old woman presenting in the 13th week of pregnancy with vaginal bleeding, respiratory symptoms including persistent coughing and fever since 1 month. Diagnosis was delayed because of doubts on taking x-rays during pregnancy, and only 6 days after admission chest x-ray and blood-cultures led to diagnose miliary tuberculosis. Despite tuberculostatic medication expulsion of an infected fetus and placenta occurred. Histological examination of the placenta confirmed tuberculosis in the placental tissue.
Language
English
Source (journal)
BMJ case reports. - London, 2008, currens
Publication
London : BMJ Pub. Group, 2012
ISSN
1757-790X
Volume/pages
(2012)
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 24.02.2017
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