Congenital and Perinatal Infections

Congenital and Perinatal Infections

Jennifer S. Read and Mark R. Schleiss

Print publication date: Dec 2017

ISBN: 9780190604813

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Congenital and perinatal infections are commonly encountered in clinical practice. This book provides a summation of the data regarding infections transmitted from mother to child during the antepartum, intrapartum, or postnatal period, with the goal of providing a complete and critical review of the literature regarding the prevention, diagnosis, and management of congenital and perinatal infections. Emphasis is placed on epidemiology, clinical manifestations, key diagnostic studies, and therapeutic interventions. Individual chapters elucidate the pathogenesis of these infections, as well as high-priority areas for future research. This text will prove useful to medical students and residents, fellows, and practicing physicians in obstetrics and pediatrics, as well as family-practice physicians and specialists who care for pregnant women and newborns.