Obstetric and Gynecologic Issues Related to Infectious Diseases

Kristi L. Boldt

in Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Board Review

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827626
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929641 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Obstetric and Gynecologic Issues Related to Infectious Diseases

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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.

Chapter.  8788 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases

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