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June 2018 Vol. 6 No.6

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 6(6) pp. 185-190, June, 2018 

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Tuberculosis and Pregnancy


Ioannis K. Thanasas* and Konstantina Balafa


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of General Hospital in Trikala, Trikala, Grecce

*Corresponding Author’s E- Mail: thanasasg@hotmail.com
Phone: 2431029103 / 6944766469

Accepted June 23, 2018




Tuberculosis is common in pregnancy. The most common location of the disease is the lungs. Diagnosis of lung tuberculosis in pregnancy is not easy. The mild clinical manifestations of the disease along with the common delay of a lung x-ray can delay the correct diagnosis of tuberculosis. Despite that, early recognition of the symptoms and the risk factors correlated with the disease along with the contemporary technology allow today the proper diagnosis and treatment. Direct use of the anti-TB drugs is the basis of treatment that aims at avoiding serious adverse effects for the mother and the fetus/neonate. The present paper based on updated literature aims at a brief overview of lung TB during pregnancy as far as diagnosis, prognosis and basic principles of treatment is concerned.

Keywords: Tuberculosis, Pregnancy, Anti- tuberculosis drugs






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