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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology


ISBN: 9780367387549

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Now in its sixth edition, Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology remains the only book to comprehensively cover infectious diseases in both obstetrics and general gynecology. Distilling complex clinical problems into an easy to use format, this text is divided in four unique sections, and some of these topics include:

  • General considerations
  • Organisms: congenital viral infections, human immunodeficiency viruses, and Herpes simplex viruses, types 1 and 2 (HSV-1, HSV-2)
  • Problem Areas Obstetrics: orioamnionitis, postpartum endometritis/endomyometritis, and infectious morbidity associated with intrauterine monitoring
  • Problem Areas Gynecology: Infectious vulvovaginitis, Toxic shock syndrome, and Nosocomial infections

With full coverage of emerging infections and over 170 full-color illustrations, Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sixth Edition is a comprehensive reference on a topic that is of major importance to all practicing Ob/Gyns.


Section I: General considerations

  • Understanding the bacteriology of the female genital tract
  • Immunological defense mechanisms in the female genital tract
  • Anaerobic infections
  • Antibiotic selection in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Antibiotics and pregnancy
  • Timing of antibiotic therapy
  • Antibiotic induced diarrhea
  • Prophylactic antibiotics

Section II: Organisms

  • Congenital viral infections
  • Cytomegaloviruses
  • Enteroviruses
  • The hepatitis viruses
  • Herpes simplex viruses, types 1 and 2 (HSV-1, HSV-2)
  • Human immunodeficiency viruses
  • Human papilloma viruses
  • Human B-16, Parvovirus
  • Influenza viruses
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox)
  • Calymmatobacterium granulomatis and Klebsiella granulomatis
  • Haemophilus ducreyi
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Salmonella typhi
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Group A streptococci (Streptococcus pyogenes)
  • Actinomyces israelii
  • Bacteroidaceae
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Clostridium sordellii
  • Escherichia coli
  • Gardnerella vaginalis (Haemophilus vaginalis)
  • Klebsiella/Enterobacter
  • Mobiluncus species
  • Peptostreptococci
  • The Proteus group
  • Staphylococci
  • Group B streptococci
  • Group C beta-hemolytic streptococci (Streptococcus milleri)
  • Enterococci and group D streptococci
  • Group F streptococci
  • Group G beta-hemolytic streptococci
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Chlamydia trachomatis lymphogranuloma venereum (L) strains
  • Mycoplasma
  • Borrelia recurrentis (relapsing fever)
  • Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease)
  • Leptospira
  • Treponema pallidum (syphilis)
  • Entamoeba histolytica (amebiasis)
  • Plasmodial infections (malaria)
  • Toxoplasma gondii (toxoplasmosis)
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Candida albicans
  • Coccidioides immitis
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. bovis

Section III: Problem Areas: Obstetrics

  • Chorioamnionitis
  • Infectious morbidity associated with intrauterine monitoring
  • Postpartum endometritis/endomyometritis
  • Septic pelvic thrombophlebitis
  • Infectious complications associated with legal termination of pregnancy
  • Infection and preterm labor
  • (a) Appendicitis in pregnancy
  • (b) Puerperal mastitis
  • (c) Breast abscess
  • Vaccination of women in pregnancy
  • Urinary tract infections in pregnancy
  • Bacterial endocarditis in pregnancy

Section IV: Problem Areas: Gynecology

  • Infectious vulvovaginitis
  • Infectious complications associated with the intrauterine contraceptive device
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Nosocomial infections
  • Postoperative infections
  • Acute salpingitis
  • Ruptured tubo-ovarian abscess
  • Pelvic abscess
  • Wound infections
  • Appendix I: Collection and handling of bacteriological and viral obstetrics and gynecology specimens
  • Appendix II: Diagnosis and therapy of genitoulcerative disease
  • Appendix III: Understanding abdominal pain of gastrointestinal etiology
  • Appendix IV: Antibiotics: parenteral and oral
  • Appendix V: Understanding