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  • Management of Influenza in Pregnancy

    Am J Perinatol. 2012 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print]
    Management of Influenza in Pregnancy.
    Cantu J, Tita AT.
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    Center for Women's Reproductive Health and Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama.
    Abstract

    Influenza is a common viral infection during pregnancy associated with increased adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. Pregnant women represent a unique population with increased risk for influenza morbidity and mortality. Annual immunization is an effective strategy for prevention of influenza. Despite the universal recommendations for influenza vaccination during pregnancy, 50% or less of pregnant U.S. women on average receive the seasonal vaccine annually. Prompt recognition and treatment of infection or postexposure prophylaxis with recommended antiviral medications may prevent complications in both mother and fetus. We review the epidemiology and management of influenza infection in pregnancy.

    Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

    PMID:
    23271379
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

    Influenza is a common viral infection during pregnancy associated with increased adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. Pregnant women represent a unique population with increased risk for influenza morbidity and mortality. Annual immunization is an effective strategy for prevention of influenza. …
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