Infection in Pregnancy

  • Paul Lyons
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


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    Infectious complications in pregnancy include maternal or fetal morbidity, teratogenic or developmental abnormalities, and disruption of the course of pregnancy.

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    Management of infection during pregnancy begins with thorough preconception evaluation.

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    Routine screening of all prenatal patients for common asymptomatic infections is a cornerstone of prenatal care.

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    Women should be screened by history for signs or symptoms that are suggestive of common infectious complications of pregnancy at each prenatal visit.



Preterm Delivery Bacterial Vaginosis Preterm Labor Premature Rupture Bacterial Seeding 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Lyons
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  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

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