Pregnancy and the Tropics: Physiology, Environment and Infectious Disease
Dale Carroll I*
The Pregnant Traveler, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dale Carroll I
The Pregnant Traveler
Spring Lake, MI 49456 USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 15, 2014; Accepted Date: May 27, 2014; Published Date: May 29, 2014
Citation: Carroll DI (2014) Pregnancy and the Tropics: Physiology, Environment and Infectious Disease. Trop Med Surg 2:173. doi: 10.4172/2329-9088.1000173
Copyright: © 2014 Carroll DI, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Disease processes often present and progress differently during pregnancy, often with worsening of the disease itself or adverse effects on the pregnancy. This article presents a brief overview of the physiological changes that occur with pregnancy and how they affect the pregnant patient’s response to the natural environment and to infectious diseases.