Pregnancy and Cat – What Should Be Considered?

DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2011.0470

german translation / full article

Michael Bolz, Peter U. Wolf, Sabine Körber, Volker Briese

Keywords: Pregnancy cat toxoplasmosis cat scratch disease rabies tetanus prevention

Summary: Cats are very popular in Germany and frequently kept as a pet. If a pregnant woman has contacted a cat doctors should bear in mind toxoplasmosis, cat scratch disease, rabies and tetanus. In addition to these infections cats can also transfer other infections (zoonosis). We report about a 23 year old pregnant woman who was bitten by a cat and describe the most important diagnostic tools, treatment and possibilities of prevention.

(State: 15.11.2011)

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