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If someone is pregnant and develops tb, can the TB transfer to the baby?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: TB

Tb is first a respiratory infection.
Women can develop a +ppd and be treated to prevent active tb. If you develop active TB you will be treated during pregnancy. The baby can catch TB after delivery.

In brief: TB

Tb is first a respiratory infection.
Women can develop a +ppd and be treated to prevent active tb. If you develop active TB you will be treated during pregnancy. The baby can catch TB after delivery.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

Prenatal transmission of TB to the fetus is extremely rare.

In brief: Rarely

Prenatal transmission of TB to the fetus is extremely rare.
Dr. Jay Park
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