Infections in Pregnancy

Although a woman is subject to many of the same infections during pregnancy as when not pregnant, specific infectious diseases have implications on fetal development and complications of pregnancy, such as premature labor and premature rupture of membranes. Certain infections in pregnancy can be teratogenic to the fetus, particularly if infections occur in the first trimester. These agents have been given the acronym of

TORCH for toxoplasmosis, other (e.g., syphilis), rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpesvirus. Although not teratogenic, HIV may be transmitted to the fetus and may be lethal in the child.

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