Does brucellosis in human pregnancy increase abortion risk? Presentation of two cases and review of literature


Karcaaltincaba D., Sencan I., Kandemir O., Guvendag-Guven E. S. , YALVAÇ E. S.

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH, vol.36, no.2, pp.418-423, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2009.01156.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.418-423
  • Keywords: abortion, brucellosis, infection, pregnancy, treatment, HUMAN BREAST-MILK, CONGENITAL BRUCELLOSIS, NEONATAL BRUCELLOSIS, CLINICAL-MANIFESTATIONS, PROBABLE TRANSMISSION, PREMATURE-INFANT, BONE-MARROW, INFECTION, MELITENSIS, BACTEREMIA

Abstract

Brucellosis is one of the most common zoonotic diseases that can be encountered during pregnancy. We present two pregnant women with brucellosis. One of them delivered normally and the other patient had an abortion. We reviewed the literature regarding the clinical course of brucellosis in pregnant women. Brucellosis during pregnancy can be associated with abortion, congenital and neonatal infections and infection of the delivery team. Therefore treatment with a combination of rifampicin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole should be started as soon as it is diagnosed to prevent possible complications.