In utero infection

In utero infections, also known as congenital infections, can result from a vast number of aetiological organisms and account for 2% to 3% of all congenital anomalies 4

Pathology

Associations

There is some evidence to suggest an association of in utero infection with adult onset schizophrenia 1

Radiographic features

Antenatal ultrasound

Intracranial sequel are most commonly observed. Other general features include:

More detailed epidemiology, radiographic features and pathology are best discussed under individual topics.

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Article Information

rID: 13775
System: Obstetrics
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Intrauterine infections
  • Intrauterine infection
  • In utero infections
  • Fetal infections
  • Fetal infection
  • Congenital infections
  • Congenital infection
  • Intra-uterine infection
  • Intra-uterine infections
  • Prenatal infection

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