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Influenza during pregnancy: a cause of serious infection in obstetrics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23090460     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Influenza infection during pregnancy imparts disproportionate morbidity and mortality. This has been primarily noted during occasional influenza pandemics but also during seasonal epidemics. The majority of pregnant women who contract influenza appear to have a mild, self-limited course. However, influenza produces a severe life-threatening respiratory illness among a non-negligible and partially unpredictable portion of susceptible pregnant women. Influenza vaccination is the most effective way to prevent this occasionally fatal infection and is recommended for all pregnant women lacking contraindication. Antiviral medications are indicated for both prophylaxis and treatment for suspected and/or confirmed influenza infection during pregnancy.
Authors:
Richard H Beigi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1532-5520     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0070014     Medline TA:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  914-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Infectious Diseases and Obstetric Specialties, Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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