Fetal infections and brain development.

  title={Fetal infections and brain development.},
  author={James F. Bale},
  journal={Clinics in perinatology},
  volume={36 3},
Current microbial diagnostics enable rapid and specific identification of the agents causing intrauterine and perinatal infections, and CT and MRI allow precise characterization of the central nervous system effects of these pathogens. Although infections with Toxoplasma gondii, Toxoplasma pallidum, Toxoplasma cruzi, and cytomegalovirus cannot currently be prevented by immunization, postnatal therapy of infected neonates can substantially improve outcome. Therapy with acyclovir should be… CONTINUE READING


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