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Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey:
doi: 10.1097/OGX.0b013e31823e0d0e
CME Program: CME REVIEW ARTICLE 36

A Case Report of Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis (Ehrlichiosis) in Pregnancy and a Literature Review of Tick-Borne Diseases in the United States During Pregnancy

Qasba, Neena MD*; Shamshirsaz, Amirhoushang A. MD†; Feder, Henry M. MD‡; Campbell, Winston A. MD§; Egan, James F. MD¶; Shamshirsaz, Alireza A. MD**

Continued Medical Education
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Abstract

There is paucity of data regarding tick-borne diseases during pregnancy. Here, we report a case of human granulocytic anaplasmosis during pregnancy with successful treatment and a favorable neonatal outcome. We also review diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of published case reports from 1983 to 2010 of human granulocytic anaplasmosis, Lyme disease, babesiosis, and human monocytic ehrlichiosis in the United States.

Target Audience: Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Family Physicians

Learning Objectives: After the completing the CME activity, physicians should be better able to diagnose tick-born diseases, implement best treatment options during the pregnancy, and assess the neonatal outcomes.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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