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Title in Portuguese: Characteristics of pregnant and lactating women with leprosy
Author: Nogueira, Paula Sacha Frota
Moura, Escolástica Rejane Ferreira
Dias, Andrezza Alves
Américo, Camila Félix
Aguiar, Lidiane Rebouças
Valente, Mayenne Myrcea Quintino Pereira
Keywords: Hanseníase
Mycobacterium leprae
Issue Date: Jan-2015
Publisher: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Citation: NOGUEIRA, P. S. F. et al. Characteristics of pregnant and lactating women with leprosy. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Uberaba, MG, v. 48, n. 1, p. 96-98, jan./feb, 2015.
Abstract: Introduction: The clinical characteristics of women who conceive during leprosy and the association between leprosy and pregnancy are not well known. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 49 pregnant or lactating women diagnosed with leprosy in 2011. Results: The patients had a clinical dimorphous form of leprosy (44.9%), no physical incapacity at diagnosis (87.5%), and no complications in either the patient or infant (33.4%). In 36.3% of cases, leprosy symptoms were presented in the last trimester of pregnancy, and in 31.9% of patients were in the fi rst trimester of lactation. Conclusions: The association between leprosy and pregnancy should be routinely investigated, particularly in endemic areas.
ISSN: 1678-9849 on-line
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