Prevalence of self-reported infection during pregnancy among control mothers in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.

@article{Collier2009PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of self-reported infection during pregnancy among control mothers in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.},
  author={Sarah A. Collier and Sonja A Rasmussen and Marcia L Feldkamp and Margaret A. Honein},
  journal={Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology},
  year={2009},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={193-201}
}
BACKGROUND Although specific maternal infections during pregnancy have been associated with birth defects and other adverse pregnancy outcomes, the prevalence of infections during pregnancy has not been well described. METHODS We estimated the prevalence of self-reported infection among 4967 women with live-born infants without major birth defects. We assessed the prevalence of reported infections and fever by type of infection, specific illness, and maternal characteristics including race… CONTINUE READING
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