|Title||A systematic review on the impact of gestational Lyme disease in humans on the fetus and newborn|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Waddell, LA, Greig, J, Robbin Lindsay, Ogden, NH|
This SR summarizes evidence from case studies that provide some limited evidence for transplacental transmission of B. burgdorferi. There was inconsistent evidence for adverse birth outcomes of gestational LD in the epidemiological research, and uncommon adverse outcomes for the fetus may occur as a consequence of gestational LD. The global evidence does not fully characterize the potential impact of gestational LD, and future research that addresses the knowledge gaps may change the findings in this SR. Given the current evidence; prompt diagnosis and treatment of LD during pregnancy is recommended.
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