AP Biology : Understanding Other Reproductive Physiology

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Example Question #91 : Understanding Other Reproductive Physiology

Which of the following is true regarding the association between intercurrent diseases and pregnancy?

Possible Answers:

They are not pre-existing

These diseases do not impact the pregnancy

Drugs taken to treat the disease have no impact on the fetus

The diseases can worsen as a result of the pregnancy

None of these

Correct answer:

The diseases can worsen as a result of the pregnancy

Explanation:

Intercurrent diseases are diseases that are not related to being pregnant (they were pre-existing) but may worsen during pregnancy. These diseases pose a risk to the developing fetus and special attention needs to be given to the drugs taken to treat the exiting illness because they may negatively impact the fetus. In the case of infections, there is a risk of vertical transmission to the fetus.

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