How is rabies treated in pregnant women?

Updated: Jun 21, 2019
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Pregnancy is not a contraindication to postexposure prophylaxis against rabies, which is warranted to protect the life of the fetus and mother. No adverse pregnancy outcomes have been documented with postexposure prophylaxis. No mother-to-fetus transmission has been described, and spread of the virus is not hematogenous; thus, neither rabies exposure nor diagnosis in the mother is an indication for pregnancy termination. [41, 42]


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