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|Source:||Tan, K.L. (1987-10). Intra-uterine infections.. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 16 (4) : 707-712. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||The incidence of intrauterine infections during pregnancy is estimated to be about 14% when laboratory methods of detection are used. The commonest infections are cytomegalovirus infection, congenital rubella followed by herpes simplex. Hepatitis B virus infection occurs fairly frequently in this region of the world. Congenital syphilis, now highly treatable, is largely under control. Preventive measures are necessary since the lesions caused by some intrauterine infections are permanent and damaging. Immunisation against hepatitis and rubella is effective. Most of these infections are spread by close intimate contact. Hence, avoidance of such contact with persons with suspected infections would be wise during pregnancy.|
|Source Title:||Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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