Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology / 1997 / Article

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Volume 5 |Article ID 645843 |

Karoline S. Puder, Marjorie C. Treadwell, Bernard Gonik, "Ultrasound Characteristics of In Utero Infection", Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 5, Article ID 645843, 9 pages, 1997.

Ultrasound Characteristics of In Utero Infection

Received03 Sep 1996
Accepted23 Jun 1997


In utero infection of the fetus has become recognized as an important cause of fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Since both anatomic and functional abnormalities have been described in the fetus related to various infections, ultrasonography may be a valuable diagnostic tool in this regard. A complete review of the current literature was undertaken to report available information on this topic. Common pathogens or clinical conditions were selected. The identified data were confounded by the way in which each case originally presented for study. Although certain anomalies were frequently associated with individual organisms, their incidence could not be determined, nor were most specific to that infectious agent. Representative ultrasound images are presented for common and unusual cases.

Copyright © 1997 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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