27. Perinatal Infections

  1. John T. Queenan MD2,
  2. Catherine Y. Spong MD3 and
  3. Charles J. Lockwood MD4
  1. Jeanne S. Sheffield MD

Published Online: 4 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119963783.ch27

Queenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach, Sixth Edition

Queenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Sheffield, J. S. (2012) Perinatal Infections, in Queenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach, Sixth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, C. Y. Spong and C. J. Lockwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119963783.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 3

    Bethesda, MD, USA

  3. 4

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655764

Online ISBN: 9781119963783

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Keywords:

  • perinatal infections, parvovirus B19, rubella, syphilis;
  • infections, asymptomatic in the mother, consequences for fetus;
  • parvovirus B19, and erythema infectiosum, or fifth disease;
  • chronic euthyroid hypoplasia, and transient aplastic crisis;
  • algorithm, management of parvovirus B19;
  • congenital rubella syndrome, devastating maternal infection;
  • congenital syphilis, rare before 18 weeks' gestation;
  • congenital toxoplasmosis, of Toxoplasma gondii;
  • genital herpes, and HSV infections;
  • VZV, contagious, complicating pregnancy, isolation from others

Summary

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.