Jennifer MJ. K1,2, Emmanuella K1, Andrew B. F1,3, Anastasia E1,4, Martin R. C1,2 and Anju S1,2*
1NYU Long Island School of Medicine, USA 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island, USA 3Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island, USA 4Department of Neurology, NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island, USAFulltext PDF
Miliary tuberculosis, a disseminated form of tuberculosis, is less common in developed countries. Case reports outside the United States have reported miliary tuberculosis in pregnancies with in vitro fertilization. We present a clinical scenario involving in vitro fertilization pregnancy that rapidly progressed from latent tuberculosis to miliary tuberculosis based on imaging. We also explore existing literature on miliary tuberculosis in pregnancy and in vitro fertilization conceptions. The combined effects of immune modulation of pregnancy and in vitro fertilization may increase risk of tuberculosis progression. To optimize maternal health, we suggest screening for tuberculosis prior to pregnancy with assisted reproductive technology.
Miliary tuberculosis; Disseminated tuberculosis; Mycobacterium bovis; IVF; Infection in pregnancy
Jennifer MJK, Emmanuella K, Andrew BF, Anastasia E, Martin RC, Anju S. Miliary Tuberculosis with Mycobacterium bovis: A Silent Threat for In Vitro Fertilization Pregnancies. J Clin Obstet Gynecol Infertil. 2023; 7(2): 1058.