Challenging infections in pregnancy: a multiparametric approach

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620537
Title:
Challenging infections in pregnancy: a multiparametric approach
Authors:
Morgan, Marina
Abstract:
Despite advances in medical knowledge, infection still kills pregnant women. Early signs of sepsis may be missed or overlooked by busy healthcare workers, some with little experience of infections, and it can be difficult to recognise symptoms in a woman where infections present in subtle ways. The pregnant woman's immune system is compromised and she may have other reasons for malaise, flushes, miscellaneous aches, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, all of which could herald sepsis. This review is intended to cover basic microbiology germane to the diagnosis and understanding of infection, and combine this with microbiologically orientated aspects of clinical skills and pertinent history taking. These parameters, together with appropriate laboratory tests, can help the clinician spot infection early, and point towards the identification of the underlying causative agent. A review of antimicrobials, the place of immunoglobulin and other adjunctive therapies completes the multiparametric and pragmatic approach to diagnosis and management of serious infection in pregnancy.
Citation:
Challenging infections in pregnancy: a multiparametric approach 2017, 27 (9):266 Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine
Issue Date:
Sep-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620537
DOI:
10.1016/j.ogrm.2017.06.007
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1751721417301288
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
17517214
Appears in Collections:
Exeter Clinical Laboratory International (Blood Sciences, Genetics, Cellular Pathology & Microbiology); 2017 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Marinaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-22T11:40:49Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-22T11:40:49Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-
dc.identifier.citationChallenging infections in pregnancy: a multiparametric approach 2017, 27 (9):266 Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicineen
dc.identifier.issn17517214-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ogrm.2017.06.007-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/620537-
dc.description.abstractDespite advances in medical knowledge, infection still kills pregnant women. Early signs of sepsis may be missed or overlooked by busy healthcare workers, some with little experience of infections, and it can be difficult to recognise symptoms in a woman where infections present in subtle ways. The pregnant woman's immune system is compromised and she may have other reasons for malaise, flushes, miscellaneous aches, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, all of which could herald sepsis. This review is intended to cover basic microbiology germane to the diagnosis and understanding of infection, and combine this with microbiologically orientated aspects of clinical skills and pertinent history taking. These parameters, together with appropriate laboratory tests, can help the clinician spot infection early, and point towards the identification of the underlying causative agent. A review of antimicrobials, the place of immunoglobulin and other adjunctive therapies completes the multiparametric and pragmatic approach to diagnosis and management of serious infection in pregnancy.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1751721417301288en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicineen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Microbiology. Immunologyen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Obstetrics. Midwiferyen
dc.titleChallenging infections in pregnancy: a multiparametric approachen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalObstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicineen
dc.type.versionPublisheden
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