Tuberculosis in pregnancy: an estimate of the global burden of disease.

  title={Tuberculosis in pregnancy: an estimate of the global burden of disease.},
  author={Jordan Sugarman and Charlotte E. Colvin and Allisyn C. Moran and Olivia Oxlade},
  journal={The Lancet. Global health},
  volume={2 12},
BACKGROUND The estimated number of maternal deaths in 2013 worldwide was 289 000, a 45% reduction from 1990. Non-obstetric causes such as infectious diseases including tuberculosis now account for 28% of maternal deaths. In 2013, 3·3 million cases of tuberculosis were estimated to occur in women globally. During pregnancy, tuberculosis is associated with poor outcomes, including increased mortality in both the neonate and the pregnant woman. The aim of our study was to estimate the burden of… CONTINUE READING
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