Course and outcome of pregnancy in women with pulmonary tuberculosis

Scand J Respir Dis. 1975;56(5):245-50.


Medical registrations of births in Norway during 1967 and 1968 were utilized in a study of the course and outcome of pregnancy in 542 women with pulmonary tuberculosis. A comparison with 112,530 pregnancies in women reporting no disease was made. Tuberculous women were found to have an excess of pregnancy complications, miscarriage, and labour difficulties. Their live births, however, were comparable with respect to gestation period, birth weight, morbid conditions and mortality to those of women reporting no disease.

MeSH terms

  • Birth Weight
  • Female
  • Fetal Death
  • Humans
  • Infant Mortality
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Obstetric Labor Complications
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious*
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary* / complications