Borrelia burgdorferi in a newborn despite oral penicillin for Lyme borreliosis during pregnancy.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1988 Apr;7,4:286-9. Borrelia burgdorferi in a newborn despite oral penicillin for Lyme borreliosis during pregnancy. Weber K, Bratzke HJ, Neubert U, Wilske B, Duray PH.

Department of Medicolegal Medicine, Dermatology and Microbiology, University of Munich, Federal Republic of Germany. “We now demonstrate B. burgdorferi in the brain and liver of a newborn whose mother had been treated with oral penicillin for LB [Lyme borreliosis] during the first trimester of pregnancy. ..The death of the newborn was probably due to a respiratory failure as a consequence of perinatal brain damage.”





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