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Antenatal and Neonatal Screening$
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Nicholas Wald and Ian Leck

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780192628268

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.001.0001

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(p.159) 7 Infections
Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Catherine S. Peckham

Marie-Louise Newell

Oxford University Press

Although the majority of infections in pregnancy have no effect on the developing fetus, some can lead to severe damage and disability. This chapter discsses screening for infections: rubella, syphilis, human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B, cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis, herpes simplex virus, chlamydia, and group B streptococcal infection.

Keywords:   antenatal screening, prevention, rubella, syphilis, human imunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B, cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis, herpes simplex, chlamidia, group B streptococcus

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