Chapter

<i>Infections</i>

Catherine S. Peckham and Marie-Louise Newell

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Second edition

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780192628268
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723605 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0007
Infections

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Although the majority of infections in pregnancy have no effect on the developing fetus, some can lead to severe damage and disability. This chapter discsses screening for infections: rubella, syphilis, human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B, cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis, herpes simplex virus, chlamydia, and group B streptococcal infection.

Keywords: antenatal screening; prevention; rubella; syphilis; human imunodeficiency virus; hepatitis B; cytomegalovirus; toxoplasmosis; herpes simplex; chlamidia; group B streptococcus

Chapter.  16581 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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