Publication date: Jun 24, 2020
Few studies have focused on treatment of tuberculosis (TB) during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of adverse events, particularly liver toxicity in pregnant women during treatment for active TB.
We conducted a retrospective study on pregnant and age-matched non-pregnant women receiving treatment for active TB at four hospitals Western Sweden between 1992 and 2017.
A total of 135 women were included, 40 pregnant and 95 non-pregnant. The frequency of severe hepatotoxicity was 40% in pregnant women and 6% among non-pregnant women (p?