An infection that occurs during pregnancy presents a constellation of problems above and beyond those normally associated with the disease. Even a relatively minor infection can threaten the lives of both mother and fetus and cause serious birth defects; and many conventional treatments can produce disastrous side effects during pregnancy. Over the past half-decade, enormous strides have been made in our ability to understand, diagnose, and treat infections in pregnant women. Infections in Pregnancy, Second Edition, is expanded to cover the latest and most useful guidelines for understanding, diagnosing, and treating infections during pregnancy. This comprehensive volume contains in-depth explanations of dozens of diseases and their pathologies, from common infections, such as human papilloma virus, to new and rare diseases. It provides important information on the administration, monitoring, and side effects of new antibiotics; reviews the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's current guidelines for treating sexually transmitted diseases; and describes the latest methods for treating HIV-positive obstetrical patients.
Additional topics include: Microflora of the genital tract Urinary tract infection in pregnancy Group B streptococcus infection in pregnancy Pregnancy and septic shock Sexually transmitted diseases: syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma inguinale, molluscum contagiosum, pediculosis pubis, scabies, and herpes simplex Cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy Hepatitis in pregnancy Varicella-Zoster infection in pregnancy Mumps, measles, influenza, and pneumonia in pregnancy Human parvovirus B19 infection in pregnancy Protozoan infection in pregnancy Written by two leading experts in the field and supplemented with more than 100 illustrations, Infections in Pregnancy, Second Edition, guides obstetricians, gynecologists, infectious disease specialists, and physicians in family practice and internal medicine in their efforts to minimize the short- and long-term impact of these infections.