Neuroinfectious diseases in pregnancy

Kelly Jo Baldwin, Karen Roos

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Abstract

Pregnancy is associated with impaired T-cell-mediated immunity putting the woman at risk for infectious diseases not typically seen in immunocompetent individuals. When maternal infection is severe, and when a primary herpesvirus infection is acquired during pregnancy, there is a risk of fetal loss, maternal death, neonatal death, or congenital abnormalities from intrauterine infection. In this review, the authors emphasize specific neurologic infectious diseases that occur in pregnancy, the safety of the antimicrobial therapy of these diseases during pregnancy, as well as the congenital and neonatal sequelae of infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-412
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Neurology
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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Pregnancy
Communicable Diseases
Infection
Herpesviridae Infections
Maternal Death
Nervous System Diseases
Cellular Immunity
Mothers
T-Lymphocytes
Safety
Therapeutics
Perinatal Death

Keywords

  • cytomegalovirus
  • H1N1
  • Listeria monocytogenes, herpes simplex virus
  • toxoplasmosis
  • varicella zoster virus
  • West Nile virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Neuroinfectious diseases in pregnancy. / Baldwin, Kelly Jo; Roos, Karen.

In: Seminars in Neurology, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2011, p. 404-412.

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Baldwin, Kelly Jo ; Roos, Karen. / Neuroinfectious diseases in pregnancy. In: Seminars in Neurology. 2011 ; Vol. 31, No. 4. pp. 404-412.
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