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Title: Cutaneous leishmaniasis during pregnancy: exuberant lesions and potential fetal complications
Other Titles: Clinical Infectious Diseases
Authors: Morgan, Daniel J.
Guimaraes, Luiz H.
Machado, Paulo Roberto Lima
D'Oliveira Junior, Argemiro
Almeida, Roque Pacheco de
Lago, Ednaldo Lima
Carvalho Filho, Edgar Marcelino de
Faria, Daniela R.
Tafuri, Wagner L.
Dutra, Walderez Ornelas
Keywords: Leishmaniasis;Pregnancy;Fetal Diseases
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: Cutaneous leishmaniasis affects millions of people worldwide. After observations of atypical lesions in pregnant women at the health centers of Corte de Pedra, Brazil, 9 years of records were reviewed, and 26 pregnant patients were identified. A retrospective case-control study revealed that lesions in pregnant women were much larger than those in nonpregnant patients in an age- and sex-matched group (mean area, 6.08 cm2 vs. 1.46 cm2; P = .008), and many lesions had an exophytic nature. Despite foregoing treatment until after delivery, response to pentavalent antimony therapy was favorable (rate of cure with 1 course of treatment, 85%). High rates of preterm births (10.5%) and stillbirths (10.5%) were reported. Cutaneous leishmaniasis during pregnancy produces distinct lesions and may have adverse fetal effects.
Description: Texto completo: acesso restrito. p. 478-482
URI: http://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/14503
ISSN: 1058-4838
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