Show Summary Details
Page of

Neurologic Infections in Pregnancy 

Neurologic Infections in Pregnancy
Chapter:
Neurologic Infections in Pregnancy
Author(s):

Courtney Olson-Chen

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190667351.003.0011
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 20 September 2020

Despite advances in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, infectious diseases continue to be a major cause of maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Immunologic changes in pregnancy can increase both susceptibility to certain infections and the severity of infection. Infectious diseases in pregnancy contribute to the development of congenital fetal syndromes in addition to adverse outcomes including preterm birth, stillbirth, and intrauterine growth restriction. While infections of the maternal central nervous system, or CNS, are rare during pregnancy, the potential impact can be critical.1 This chapter will cover both the types of infections within the CNS and the potential organisms that cause these infections. The chapter will also provide general management recommendations for pregnancy in order to both prevent and maintain awareness about CNS infections.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.