Perinatal Infections

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Perinatal infections continue to plague pregnancies both in the United States and worldwide. Most perinatal infections are asymptomatic in the mother but may have devastating consequences to the fetus. In the last decade, many advances in maternal and fetal diagnosis as well as treatment have occurred and will be addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQueenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy
Subtitle of host publicationAn Evidence-Based Approach: Sixth Edition
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780470655764
StatePublished - Jan 4 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Algorithm, management of parvovirus B19
  • Chronic euthyroid hypoplasia, and transient aplastic crisis
  • Congenital rubella syndrome, devastating maternal infection
  • Congenital syphilis, rare before 18 weeks' gestation
  • Congenital toxoplasmosis, of Toxoplasma gondii
  • Genital herpes, and HSV infections
  • Infections, asymptomatic in the mother, consequences for fetus
  • Parvovirus B19, and erythema infectiosum, or fifth disease
  • Perinatal infections, parvovirus B19, rubella, syphilis
  • VZV, contagious, complicating pregnancy, isolation from others

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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