Genital herpes and its treatment in relation to preterm delivery.

  title={Genital herpes and its treatment in relation to preterm delivery.},
  author={De-kun Li and Marsha A. Raebel and T Craig Cheetham and Craig A. Hansen and Lyndsay A Avalos and Hong Chen and Robert Lowell Davis},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={180 11},
To examine the risks of genital herpes and antiherpes treatment during pregnancy in relation to preterm delivery (PTD), we conducted a multicenter, member-based cohort study within 4 Kaiser Permanente regions: northern and southern California, Colorado, and Georgia. The study included 662,913 mother-newborn pairs from 1997 to 2010. Pregnant women were classified into 3 groups based on genital herpes diagnosis and treatment: genital herpes without treatment, genital herpes with antiherpes… 

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