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Infections and sepsis 

Infections and sepsis
Infections and sepsis

Janet Medforth

, Linda Ball

, Angela Walker

, Sue Battersby

, and Sarah Stables

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date: 29 September 2020

This chapter includes the latest guidance on antenatal screening for infections, viral infections, bacterial infections, rubella antibodies (latest guidance), syphilis, HIV screening, and group B haemolytic Streptococcus. Other infections, such as coughs and colds, influenza, urinary tract infections, chickenpox, toxoplasmosis, and postnatal infections, and recognition and management of sepsis are included. Discussions includes diagnosis, the latest recommendations for treatment options, potential outcomes, and fetal effects.

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