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amuj 2012, 14(7): 100-108 Back to browse issues page
Brucellosis in pregnancy
Ehsanallah Ghaznavi-Rad , Nader Zarinfar
, ghaznaviehs@yahoo.com
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Background: Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease which is endemic in Iran. Infection with brucella species during pregnancy can have negative impacts on the outcome of pregnancy however, there is no consensus on its leading to abortion or other severe complications. The aim of the present study is to determine the role of brucellosis in pregnancy and to characterize the risk factors, clinical presentations, and immunology of brucellosis based on the existing reports. Materials and Methods: In this review article, we studied papers on Pubmed, Elsevier, Cohrane, SID, Ovid, ISC, and IranMedex through such keywords as brucellosis, abortion, intra-uterine fatal diseases, and preterm labor. Results: Among the original research papers, 51 were found to be related to the title of this study and dealt with the outcome of brucellosis on pregnant women and had discussed the complications of pregnant patients suffering from brucellosis. Conclusion: According to the investigations made in this study, brucellosis in pregnancy can manifest as normal delivery, increased incidence of spontaneous abortion, intra-uterine fatal diseases, and premature delivery. Therefore, in endemic areas, especially those with inhabitants of low socioeconomic class, educating girls and women of childbearing age about brucellosis and its dangers and risk factors and isolating pregnant women may help prevent the disease and its complications in pregnancy. Moreover, further immunological investigation on the role of immunological reactions following brucellosis infection in pregnant women is required.
Keywords: Abortion, Brucellosis, Intra-uterine fatal diseases, Pregnancy, Premature labor
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Subject: Infection
Received: 2011/11/9 | Accepted: 2012/01/7
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Ghaznavi-Rad E, Zarinfar N. Brucellosis in pregnancy. amuj. 2012; 14 (7) :100-108
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