Neonatal infections can be considered in three groups, those acquired antenatally, perinatally and nosocomially.
For many years it has been recognized that antenatal infections may cause death or serious fetal damage, but only recently have the more subtle features of antenatal infection been recognized.
These include particularly the ability of some (such as toxoplasmosis) to produce disease many years later.
Perinatal infection is often the result of maternal carriage of organisms, usually asymptomatically, and a variety of treatment approaches including immunotherapy (for hepatitis B) and antibacterial prophylaxis (for chlamydia) are being used to reduce the short-and long-term morbidity associated with this route of neonatal infection.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Epidémiologie, Nouveau né, Homme, Foetus, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Epidemiology, Newborn, Human, Fetus, Review
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0683697
Code Inist : 002B05A03. Création : 09/06/1995.