Frontiers in Anti-infective Agents

Volume: 4

Anti-infective Agents for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnancy

Author(s): Ana Paula Costa*, Ayane Cristina Sarmento, Maria da Conceição Cornetta and Ana Katherine Gonçalves

Pp: 88-109 (22)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811479595120040007

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


During pregnancy, the occurrence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) is a problem aggravated by the presence of the fetus, which presents difficulties in the use of certain drugs and the physiological adaptations of this phase in the pregnancypuerperal cycle. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 448 million new STIs worldwide occur each year, of which the most frequent are associated with human papillomavirus (HPV), Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Keywords: Chlamydia trachomatis, HSV, HTLV, HPV, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Pregnant Woman, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Syphilis, ZIKV.

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