Common Infections

  • Louis G. Keith
  • Gary S. Berger

Part of the Infections in Reproductive Health book series (IRHC, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. Larsen
      Pages 3-31
  3. Vaginal Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. E. Vesterinen, E. Purola, J. Paavonen
      Pages 75-100
    3. L. Burdett, W. Clark, J. J. Docherty
      Pages 101-108
    4. I. Koumentakou, H. G. Massouras
      Pages 109-114
    5. J. D. Paulson, S. Leto, P. Asmar
      Pages 137-142
    6. M. D. Benson, M. Method, E. M. Casas
      Pages 143-151
  4. Infections during Pregnancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. E. Qvigstad, F. Jerve, K. Skaug, J. C. Ulstrup
      Pages 155-162
    3. L. C. Gilstrap III
      Pages 163-170
    4. J. J. Apuzzio, L. Iffy
      Pages 171-184
    5. A. V. Ratnam, S. K. Hira, P. L. Perine
      Pages 185-194
  5. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. J. Henry-Suchet
      Pages 197-208
    3. L. G. Keith, G. S. Berger
      Pages 243-263
  6. Prostatitis, Epididymitis and Urethritis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. B. Dahlberg
      Pages 297-311
    3. P. Simmons
      Pages 313-321
    4. W. Weidner, W. Krause, H. Brunner
      Pages 323-336
    5. S. M. Girgis
      Pages 337-344
    6. P.-A. Mårdh
      Pages 345-353
    7. J. D. Paulson, S. Leto
      Pages 355-362
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 363-375

About this book


Infectious diseases remain a major problem for physicians and other health professionals dealing with problems of the reproductive system. Accordingly, this two-volume comprehensive presentation of infectious diseases involving the male and female reproductive systems promises to be a major contribution in this field and to fill a much-needed vacuum. During the past three decades, the introduction of antimicrobial therapy has dramatically altered both the clinical presentation and the therapeutic approaches employed in dealing with the traditional infections of the repro­ ductive system. In addition, the changing demographics of infectious problems in the industrial countries and the developing world have been a source of concern. A good deal of important information on this topic is included in this series. In recent years, considerable attention has been given to the role of Myco­ plasma and Chlamydia in both male and female infertility and the problems related to genital herpes and human papilloma virus infections. Current clinical information is included on these infections as well as on newer aspects of diagnosis, such as the use of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease. Also addressed is new information regarding the role of actinomycosis in pelvic infections; current problems such as toxic shock syndrome and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are reviewed as well. New concepts are included in these vohimes to complement the clinical information. The attachment of microbial organisms to sperm may help to explain access of these and other organisms to the upper female genital tract.


Herpes simplex Sexually Transmitted Diseases Virus antibiotics bacteria bacterial infection infection infection control infections infertility

Editors and affiliations

  • Louis G. Keith
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gary S. Berger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  2. 2.The Prentice Women’s Hospital and Medical Center of NorthwesternMemorial HospitalChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Maternal and Child HealthUniversity of North Carolina School of Public HealthChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8659-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4878-5
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