Infections related to pregnancy

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2008 May;26(2):345-66, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2008.01.007.


Infections in pregnancy and in the postpartum period represent an important knowledge base that emergency physicians should have. Being able to understand the risk that pregnancy-related infections have on maternal and fetal health in addition to the initiation of appropriate treatment for these infections is crucial. In the postpartum period, most infections (94%) are likely to manifest after hospital discharge; therefore, patients frequently present to the emergency department.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Emergency Service, Hospital*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mastitis / drug therapy
  • Maternal Health Services
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / drug therapy*