A case report of human granulocytic anaplasmosis (ehrlichiosis) in pregnancy and a literature review of tick-borne diseases in the United States during pregnancy

Published Date
Journal
Obstetrical & Gynaecological Survey
Citation
Obstet Gynecol Surv . 2011 Dec;66(12):788-96
DOI
10.1097/OGX.0b013e31823e0d0e
Authors
Qasba N
Shamshirsaz AA
Feder HM
Campbell WA
Egan JF
Shamshirsaz AA
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.