Congenital and Perinatal Infections

A Concise Guide to Diagnosis

  • Cecelia Hutto

Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Tools of Diagnosis

  3. Diagnosis of Specific Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. David W. Kimberlin
      Pages 63-72
    3. Suresh B. Boppana
      Pages 73-86
    4. Suresh B. Boppana
      Pages 87-89
    5. Anne A. Gershon
      Pages 91-100
    6. Charles T. Leach
      Pages 101-109
    7. Charles Wood, Charles D. Mitchell
      Pages 111-121
    8. Cecelia Hutto
      Pages 123-129
    9. Mobeen H. Rathore
      Pages 131-141
    10. Mark J. Abzug
      Pages 143-155
    11. David Berman, Gwendolyn B. Scott
      Pages 157-168
    12. Ravi Jhaveri, Yvonne Bryson
      Pages 169-179
    13. Kevin A. Cassady
      Pages 181-185
    14. Enid J. García-Rivera, José G. Rigau-Pérez
      Pages 187-197
    15. Sithembiso Velaphi, Pablo J. Sanchez
      Pages 199-215
    16. Cecelia Hutto
      Pages 217-223
    17. Kim Connelly Smith, Jeffrey R. Starke
      Pages 233-244
    18. Aida Chaparro, Charles D. Mitchell
      Pages 245-260
    19. Margaret R. Hammerschlag
      Pages 261-269
    20. Ken B. Waites
      Pages 271-288
    21. Patricia Whitley-Williams
      Pages 289-297
    22. Masako Shimamura
      Pages 299-308
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 309-314

About this book


Although information about the natural history, management, and outcome of intrauterine and perinatally acquired infections is readily available, the busy clinician requires methods for quickly and easily determining the diagnosis of these infections, especially in a time of ever changing advances in diagnostic technology and the emergence of new infectious agents. In Congenital and Perinatal Infection: A Concise Guide to Diagnosis, a distinguished panel of pediatric and infectious disease specialists present in an easily accessible format all the information needed to diagnose a wide variety of infections in both the pregnant woman and the neonate. Organized by specific infection or related infections, the book provides pertinent information about the epidemiology of each infection in the pregnant woman and her neonate, as well as the risk of transmission to the fetus or neonate, the spectrum of clinical disease, and a recommended approach to the diagnosis of the infection in not only the mother, but also her neonate. The emphasis is on understanding what tests to order and how to interpret the results, with the approach to diagnosis in each chapter encompassing both the pregnant woman and her neonate. The book covers a wide range of micro-organisms that are both common and uncommon causes of congenital and perinatal infections, including the herpes simplex virus, HIV, toxoplasmosis, syphilis, CMV, tuberculosis, malaria, dengue, lymphocytic choriomeningtis virus, and parvovirus.
Up to date and user friendly, Congenital and Perinatal Infection: A Concise Guide to Diagnosis offers the busy clinician caring for pregnant women and/or their infants a practical guide to determining infection risks and which assays are the most appropriate to use for their diagnosis.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Cecelia Hutto
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of PediatricsUniversity of Alabama School of MedicineBirmingham

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