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Maternal infections: revisiting the need for screening in pregnancy
  • Valentine Bardon,
  • Yves Ville
Valentine Bardon
Hôpital universitaire Necker-Enfants malades
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Yves Ville
Universite paris descartes
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Abstract

The decision to implement screening for infections during pregnancy depends upon epidemiological, economic, therapeutic and test performance criteria. It therefore varies with public health priorities from country to country. When screening is implemented, first trimester has become the best time slot to build individual care pathways also in this field. This is most relevant for evaluating the risk of embryonic consequences, plan diagnostic testing, initiate primary or secondary prevention and increase the accuracy of ultrasound follow-up. This is a critical appraisal of epidemiological data and current international screening recommendations for infections in pregnancy.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

07 May 2020Submitted to BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
12 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
12 May 2020Assigned to Editor
15 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
29 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
14 Jul 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
04 Aug 20201st Revision Received
07 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
07 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
13 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
02 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Accept