Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Print version ISSN 0037-8682
SILVEIRA, Bruna Pinheiro et al. Premature birth after the use of pentavalent antimonial: case report. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2003, vol.36, n.4, pp. 523-525. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822003000400016.
A case is reported of a 19-year-old woman, at week 24 of gestation, with visceral leishmaniosis. She was treated with meglumine antimoniate at a dose of 850mg/day for 20 days. There occurred premature birth on day five of treatment and the neonate died one day after birth. Considering the importance of protozoiasis in our population and the rarity of the association with pregnancy, we resolved to publish the case.
Keywords : Visceral leishmaniasis; Pregnancy; Pentavalent antimonial; Side effect.