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Can a tb-infected pregnant woman give tb to a baby before the baby is born?

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Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, but it's rare: This is called congenital tuberculosis, and it's rather rare. Women at high risk for TB can be screened while they are pregnant using a skin test. There are drugs to treat TB that may be used during pregnancy.

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