CONGENITAL AND PERINATAL INFECTIONS provides a concise and clinically-oriented primer on the congenital and perinatal infections likely to present in clinical practice. Written with the busy clinician in mind, it combines easy accessibility with state-of-the-art information on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital and perinatal infections.
Eschewing the notion that congenital and perinatal infections only encompass agents from the TORCH group of pathogens, this volume offers comprehensive information on the spectrum of viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections that can manifest in mother or child. Combined with its brevity and emphasis on clinical management, CONGENITAL AND PERINATAL INFECTIONS is a definitive new guide to understanding this challenging group of infections.
Jennifer S. Read, MD, MS, MPH, DTM&H, is Clinical Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California at San Francisco, and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine (Infectious Diseases Division, Children's National Medical Center) in Washington, D.C. Previously, Dr. Read spent almost 27 years within the Department of Health and Human Services, primarily at the National Institutes of Health, where her research focus was on congenital infections, especially human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and Zika. Mark R. Schleiss, MD, is Professor and Director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He also holds the American Legion and Auxiliary Heart Research Foundation Endowed Research Chair. He has 30 years of experience as a pediatric infectious diseases clinician, physician-scientist, and educator. His laboratory studies mechanisms of pathogenesis and vaccine strategies targeting congenital cytomegalovirus infection and has been continuously funded since the 1990s by the National Institutes of Health, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Thrasher Foundation, and other agencies.