Global & Disaster Medicine

Dengue in pregnancy may increase risk of congenital brain malformations


“….Researchers found that confirmed dengue during pregnancy increased the odds of a neurologic congenital anomaly by 50%, but the results were not statistically significant (95% confidence interval, 0.97-2.27). Congenital malformation of the spinal cord, however, and some congenital brain malformations were more than four times more frequent in dengue-affected births….”

Paixão ES, Teixeira MG, da Conceição N. Costa M, Barreto ML, Rodrigues LC. Enny S. Paixão. Symptomatic dengue during pregnancy and congenital neurologic malformations. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Sep [date cited].

Comments are closed.


Recent Posts