|June 2004 · Vol. 16, No. 6
UPDATE on GYNECOLOGIC INFECTIONS
New Developments That Are Changing Patient Care
Recent trials spotlight herpes, BV, and labor-related neutrophiliaSEBASTIAN
Dr. Faro is clinical professor, department of obstetrics,gynecology,
and reproductive medicine, University of Texas,
Over the past few years, research in obstetric and gynecologic infectious diseases has led to improvements in diagnosis and management. Notable advances have been made in preventing group B streptococcus, sexually transmitted diseases, and postoperative pelvic infection.
Despite these successes and the development of broad-spectrum antibiotics, infection remains a serious cause of morbidity and mortality.