Editor: Ricardo Ney Cobucci

Series Title: Frontiers in Anti-Infective Agents

Pregnancy and Anti-Infective Agents

Volume 4

eBook: US $79 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $126
Printed Copy: US $87
Library License: US $316
ISSN: 2705-1072 (Print)
ISSN: 2705-1080 (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-14-7957-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-7959-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114795951200401


This concise clinical reference facilitates health consultants and professionals for determining treatment options for some common prenatal and postpartum infections during pregnancy and the puerperium in patients.

Key Features

- Presents 9 organized, easy to read chapters on anti-infective agents for pregnant patients

- Covers pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of relevant anti-infective agents

- Includes information on classification and safety of anti-infective agents

- Includes treatment of urinary tract infections

- Covers medications for sexually transmitted diseases, including a complete section dedicated to HIV medication

- Provides information about vulvovaginal infections

- Covers the treatment of toxoplasmosis in pregnancy

- innovates with information about herbal remedies for infection for patients during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Pregnancy and Anti-Infective Agents is therefore, a valuable handbook that enables quick consultation on safe antibiotics for the treatment of a variety of infections in pregnancy.


Bacterial, viral and other infections during pregnancy and breastfeeding not only contribute to maternal morbidity and mortality, but also increase the risk of adverse outcomes including miscarriage, stillbirths, fetal malformation and premature labor.

Currently, the main screened prenatal bacterial and viral infections should be treated with antibiotics and antivirals that contribute to the reduction of adverse outcomes cited.

A concise clinical reference that facilitates the consultation by health professionals regarding the risk classification for use in pregnancy and the puerperium of the main anti-infectious agents indicated in the treatment of prevalent prenatal and postpartum infections was the goal in creating Pregnancy and anti-infective agents.

This e-book includes chapters about pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, as well as sexually transmitted and lower genital tract infections in pregnancy and puerperium. It also allows quick consultation on safe antibiotics for the treatment of urinary tract infection and toxoplasmosis in pregnancy. Finally, it innovates in devoting a chapter on promising herbal medicines against infections during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Ricardo Ney Cobucci
Medicine School and Biotechnology Postgraduate Program,
Potiguar University-UnP,
Salgado Filho Av., 1610, Natal - RN, Zip code 59056-000, Brazil


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