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Viral Diseases in Pregnancy

  • Bernard Gonik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Eyal Y. Anteby, Simcha Yagel
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jan E. Dickinson
    Pages 12-23
  4. Nelson B. Isada, Stanley M. Berry
    Pages 24-49
  5. Paul A. Hensleigh, Lily K. Nguyen
    Pages 50-68
  6. Gail J. Demmler
    Pages 69-91
  7. Laura E. Riley
    Pages 92-105
  8. Kenneth F. Trofatter Jr.
    Pages 106-127
  9. Pamela Stratton
    Pages 128-155
  10. Neil S. Silverman
    Pages 156-184
  11. Bruce Patsner, David A. Baker, Earl Jackman
    Pages 185-195
  12. John F. Rodis, Anthony M. Vintzileos
    Pages 196-214
  13. Shamsa Z. Shahab, W. Paul Glezen
    Pages 215-223
  14. Paul R. Summers, Howard T. Sharp
    Pages 224-235
  15. Bryan T. Oshiro, Manju Monga, Jack M. Graham
    Pages 236-247
  16. Ran Goshen, Bernard Gonik
    Pages 248-252
  17. Bernard Gonik
    Pages 253-262
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 263-267

About this book

Introduction

The pregnant host is at risk for any of the viral diseases her nonpregnant counterpart acquires. Additionally, pregnancy heightens our concerns regarding specific viral diseases be­ cause of their potential for enhanced adverse effects on both maternal and fetal well-being. All too often the obstetrician relinquishes responsibility for the management of the gravida infected by a viral pathogen, and those expert in infectious diseases are confounded by the influence of pregnancy on these conditions. A major goal of this textbook is to narrow the gap between the two aforementioned management dichotomies in the virally infected pregnant woman. Weare at the infancy of our understanding of viral infections in pregnancy. The current and anticipated advancements are due in large part to a burgeoning oftechnological achievements in the areas of immunodiagnostics, molecular biology, and pharmacotherapeutics. Our in utero diagnostic capabilities, both invasive and noninvasive, have also allowed us new opportunities to study the effects of various maternal infectious disease processes on the developing fetus. New insights have been recognized pertaining to the maternal-fetal interface, the placenta, in that this structure is now acknowledged to function as both a mechanical and an immunological barrier to vertical transmission of infection. These observations suggest that there will be an outpouring of new data in the next several years that clinicians will need to master to maintain an appropriate level of expertise in the care of their patients.

Keywords

diseases ecology gynecology hepatitis immune response immunization immunodeficiency infection infections infectious disease obstetrics pathophysiology physiology pregnancy virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Gonik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyWayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2640-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7620-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2640-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0178-0328
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