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Obstetric and Gynecologic Issues Related to Infectious Diseases 

Obstetric and Gynecologic Issues Related to Infectious Diseases
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Obstetric and Gynecologic Issues Related to Infectious Diseases
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Kristi L. Boldt

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199827626.003.0041
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date: 09 July 2020

Infection is the most common complication during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Choices are limited for antibiotic therapy are limited. One must take into account the effect of pregnancy on serum levels, distribution of antibiotics, placental transfer, the fetus, the newborn, excretion in milk, the breast-feeding infant. Antimicrobial therapy is selected on the basis of experience and guidelines. Diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections, bacterial vaginosis, preterm labor, preterm rupture of membranes, intra-amniotic infection, and major perinatal and puerperal infections are reviewed.

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