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dc.contributor.authorKeighley, Caitlin L
dc.contributor.authorSkrzypek, Hannah Jm
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Angela
dc.contributor.authorBonning, Michael A
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Gwendolyn L
dc.identifier.citationThe Medical journal of Australia 2019-08; 211(3): 134-141
dc.description.abstractInfections in pregnancy represent a challenging and often underappreciated area of concern for many specialists and general practitioners and can cause serious sequelae. Antenatal status should be highlighted on pathology request forms, as this serves to alert the laboratory of the need to store serum for an extended period. Prior antenatal specimens can be forwarded to other laboratories to enable testing in parallel with the more recent sample. Women with a confirmed, potentially vertically transmissible infection should be referred to a specialist with expertise in the management of perinatal infections. Cytomegalovirus infection is the most common congenital infection. Women who care for young children are at greater risk of exposure to the virus. Preventive steps including hand hygiene and avoiding contact with children's urine, mucous and saliva are recommended for all pregnant women. The incidence of parvovirus B19 infection in pregnancy is unknown. This infection is highly contagious and may result in fetal loss; particularly in the first half of pregnancy, pregnant women should avoid contact with adults or children who may have an infection.
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dc.subjectCongenital abnormalities
dc.subjectPregnancy complications
dc.titleInfections in pregnancy.
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.journaltitleThe Medical journal of Australia
dc.identifier.affiliationInstitute for Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, NSW Health Pathology Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Sydney, NSW.. University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW..
dc.identifier.affiliationMercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne, VIC..
dc.identifier.affiliationAlice Springs Hospital, Alice Springs, NT..
dc.identifier.affiliationGP Synergy, Sydney, NSW.. Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW..
dc.identifier.affiliationMarie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.. Sydney Health Ethics, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW..
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