Dennis EM, Hao Y, Tamambang M, Roshan TN, Gatlin KJ, Bghigh H, Ogunyemi OT, Diallo F, Spooner KK, Salemi JL, Olaleye OA, Khan KZ, Aliyu MH, Salihu HM. Tuberculosis during pregnancy in the United States: Racial/ethnic disparities in pregnancy complications and in-hospital death. PloS one. 13(13). e0194836. PMID: 29579086 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5868821
Despite decades of efforts to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in the United States (US), TB still contributes to adverse ill health, especially among racial/ethnic minorities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016, about 87% of the TB cases reported in the US were among racial and ethnic minorities. The objective of this study is to explore the risks for pregnancy complications and in-hospital death among mothers diagnosed with TB across racial/ethnic groups in the US.