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There are two major considerations that make infection in the pregnant woman a subject of particular concern:  its possible deleterious effects on the fetus and newborn—abortions, stillbirths, prematurity, congenital malformations, fatal or chronic neonatal disease; and  the special anatomical, physiological, and immunological circumstances associated with the pregnant or puerperal state that render the mother susceptible to particular types of infection or to more severe disease with certain common infectious agents. This book is unique in its attempts to interrelate both of these aspects with comprehensive, up-to-date reviews that provide the reader with historical, epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological perspectives
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Obstetric and Perinatal Infections.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:616. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-4-616_1
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