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Intact Mycobacterium leprae isolated from placenta of a pregnant woman, China.

Abstract

Whether Mycobacterium leprae transmits from placenta to fetus remains unknown. We describe the case of a pregnant woman with untreated histoid leproma. Although her newborn was healthy, laboratory examination revealed intact M. leprae present in the placenta, suggesting that the placental barrier might prevent vertical dissemination of M. leprae.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Chen Z
Kuang Y
Jiang H
Zhang W
Shi Y
Chokkakula S
Chen H
Li J
Wang H
Year of Publication
2019
Journal
Emerging infectious diseases
Volume
25
Issue
8
Number of Pages
1604-1607
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1080-6059
DOI
10.3201/eid2508.190114
Alternate Journal
Emerging Infect. Dis.
Publication Language
eng