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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2008 May;26(2):345-66, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2008.01.007.

Infections related to pregnancy.

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  • Department of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University Medical Center, 164 Means Hall, 1654 Upham Drive, Columbus, OH 43210, USA. diane.gorgas@osumc.edu

Abstract

Infections in pregnancy and in the postpartum period represent an important knowledge base that emergency physicians should have. Being able to understand the risk that pregnancy-related infections have on maternal and fetal health in addition to the initiation of appropriate treatment for these infections is crucial. In the postpartum period, most infections (94%) are likely to manifest after hospital discharge; therefore, patients frequently present to the emergency department.

PMID:
18406978
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