Pregnant woman from southern Peru with rabies infection who delivered a healthy baby

Arturo A. Zarate, Moises Sanchez, Kevin Flores-Lovon, Mercedes Tello, Ericson L. Gutierrez, Ricardo López-Ingunza

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Abstract

Rabies in pregnancy is rare with a high mortality. We report a pregnant woman who developed urban rabies from the bite of an infected dog. An emergency Cesarean section was performed at 31 weeks of gestation, and a premature baby was delivered who survived and did not develop rabies. The mother, however, suffered a rapid clinical deterioration and was admitted to intensive care where a Milwaukee protocol was followed. The patient survived 19 months but developed severe neurological sequelae secondary to rabies encephalitis and finally died of respiratory failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-458
Number of pages2
JournalTropical Doctor
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • infectious disease transmission vertical
  • post-exposure prophylaxis
  • Rabies

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