Lyme Borrelia positive serology associated with spontaneous abortion in an endemic Italian area

Acta Eur Fertil. Sep-Oct 1988;19(5):279-81.

Abstract

Lyme borreliosis acquired during pregnancy may be associated with stillbirth and fetal malformations. This paper reports preliminary results of a study intended to evaluate the frequency of Borrelia burgdorferi infection associated with spontaneous abortion in an endemic Italian area.

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Spontaneous / etiology*
  • Abortion, Spontaneous / microbiology
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Lyme Disease / complications*
  • Lyme Disease / epidemiology
  • Lyme Disease / microbiology
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / microbiology*