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Pneumonia complicating pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21277454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) can affect pregnancy, posing risks to mother and fetus. CAP is the most common fatal nonobstetric infectious complication and a common cause of hospital readmission. Risk factors of pneumonia in pregnancy relate to anatomic and physiologic respiratory changes and immune changes. Aspiration can occur during labor, can cause life-threatening disease, and is more common in cesarean deliveries. Influenza pneumonia can cause severe disease, increasing the risk of preterm delivery, abortion, cesarean section, maternal respiratory failure, and death. CAP treatment requires considering antimicrobial appropriateness and safety, choosing therapy in line with guidelines, but considering maternal and fetal risk.
Veronica Brito; Michael S Niederman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1557-8216     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY, USA.
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