Manual of Perinatal Infections Vandana Walvekar, MJ Jassawalla, Geetha D Balsarkar
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1Manual of Perinatal Infections
2Manual of Perinatal Infections
Editors Vandana Walvekar MD DGO FICOG Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist Bhatia General Hospital Ex-Dean Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, Parel Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Seth GS Medical College, Parel, Mumbai MJ Jassawalla MD FCPS DGO DFP FICOG FICMCH FICA(USA) FRSH (ENG) Honorary Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, Parel BD Petit Parsee General Hospital Masina Hospital Associate Editor Geetha D Balsarkar MD FCPS DGO DFP Associate Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel
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First Edition: 2005
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Dedicated to
Million of mothers and infants
who succumbed to perinatal infections
5Contributors 7Preface
Major advances in biology and medicine made during the past five decades, have contributed greatly to our understanding of infections affecting the fetus and newborn infant. Perinatal infections still remain the scurge of mankind, despite the advent and use of broad-spectrum antibacterial agents. Today anaerobic infections play an equally major role in the consideration of perinatal infections. With prolonged hospitalization and neonatal intensive care, one cannot ignore the significant role played by nosocomial infections.
Hence, as the medical, social, and economic impact of these infections becomes more fully appreciated; the time is now ripe for an intensive summation of existing information on the subject. Our aim is to provide complete, critical and contemporary review of this information. We believe that the book will be of particular importance to the obstetrician who is responsible for the pregnant women and the developing fetus along with the pediatrician and the physicians who care for the newborn infants.
The chapters in the book are written by a variety of doctors with background in various branches of medicine, both clinical and laboratory based. We have adopted a holistic approach; an epidemiological approach, a venereological approach, microbiological approach and above all a clinical approach on the subject. Each of the authors is an expert within his field. We are most happy and grateful to each one of them for the contributions they have produced and to be reveled and humbled by the excellence of their work.
Vandana Walvekar
MJ Jassawalla
Geetha D Balsarkar