Detection of Borrelia crocidurae in a vaginal swab after miscarriage, rural Senegal, Western Africa

Published Date
Journal
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Citation
Int J Infect Dis . 2020 Feb;91:261-263
DOI
10.1016/j.ijid.2019.12.020
Authors
Fall, N.S
Diagne, N
Mediannikov, O
Fenollar, F
Parola, P
Sokhna, C
Raoult, D
Lagier, J-C
Abstract

Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) borreliae are one of the main causes of fever in rural Africa and can cause miscarriages. This article reports Borrelia crocidurae as a probable cause of spontaneous miscarriage, which was detected through vaginal self-sampling. This appears to be the first such report.