Brenna Anderson, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

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Toxoplasmosis in Pregnancy

Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy (toxo, congenital toxoplasmosis) 1. What every clinician should know Congenital toxoplasmosis is not common in the United States. It is caused by the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii and is estimated that there are between 500-5,000 cases annually. However, because it is not a reportable disease in the United States, these estimates are…

Genital Herpes Simplex Virus in pregnancy

Genital Herpes Simplex Virus in Pregnancy 1. What every clinician should know Genital herpes is considered the most common ulcerative sexually transmitted disease in the United States and abroad. Although the true incidence of disease is unknown, it is believed that approximately 45 million Americans are infected with herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). Approximately 22%…

Cytomegalovirus in pregnancy

Cytomegalovirus in Pregnancy 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has a high seroprevalence, with 58.3% of American women of reproductive age testing positive, and near universal exposure by middle age.The prevalence in Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic blacks is higher, even when adjusting for other characteristics. Estimates suggest that approximately…

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