Leptospirosis in Human Pregnancy followed by Death of the FoetusBr Med J 1969; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5638.228 (Published 25 January 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;1:228
- Joyce D. Coghlan,
- A. D. Bain
An attack of leptospirosis due to serotype canicola in a pregnant woman was followed in the convalescent period by death of the foetus. Previous cases of this nature are reviewed. In certain areas where leptospirosis is known to exist among the animal population early recognition and treatment of human cases is advised, especially when they occur during pregnancy.