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TB in pregnancy warning

18th February 2009

Researchers have urged family doctors to be alert to non-specific presentation of tuberculosis (TB) in pregnant women.

Marian Knight and colleagues examined cases of TB during pregnancy using the UK Obstetric Surveillance System and identified 33 women with TB during pregnancy with cases exclusively in ethnic minority women and almost entirely in those not born in the UK. They found that while screening for TB during pregnancy is recommended, it is not routinely undertaken and said GPs and midwives need to be more of TB in pregnancy.


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