Uncommon Infections and Special Topics

  • Louis G. Keith
  • Gary S. Berger

Part of the Infections in Reproductive Health book series (IRHC, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Uncommon Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. González-Merlo, I. Burzaco, P. Jou, M. Marquez
      Pages 3-25
    3. D. L. Cohn, F. N. Judson
      Pages 27-34
    4. D. H. Gremillion, M. Galbraith
      Pages 35-43
    5. M. S. Rahman, J. Rahman
      Pages 45-55
    6. O. P. Arya
      Pages 57-72
    7. M. D. Benson, E. R. Casas, M. W. Method
      Pages 89-97
  3. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. W. Foulon, A. Naessens, S. Lauwers, J. J. Amy
      Pages 133-142
    3. K. J. Syrjänen
      Pages 155-173
    4. A. H. Basalamah, F. E. Serebour
      Pages 233-243
    5. L. G. Keith, G. S. Berger, E. R. Brown
      Pages 245-258
    6. B. F. Atkinson, V. A. Livolsi
      Pages 267-287
    7. P. J. Jewesson, A. W. Chow
      Pages 311-329
    8. Luis Iglesias-Cortit, Javier Iglesias-Guiu
      Pages 365-379
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 281-393

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 volumes 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.


Sexually Transmitted Diseases antibiotics antimicrobial bacteria bacterial infection bacteriology infection infections infertility

Editors and affiliations

  • Louis G. Keith
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gary S. Berger
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyNorthwestern University Medical SchoolUSA
  2. 2.The Prentice Women’s Hospital and Medical Center of Northwestern Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Chapel Hill Fertility ServicesUSA
  4. 4.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 978-94-010-8671-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4902-7
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