Tropical Medicine & Surgery

Tropical Medicine & Surgery
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9088



Pregnancy and the Tropics: Physiology, Environment and Infectious Disease

Dale Carroll I

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.