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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596
COSTA, Mariana Carvalho et al. Sexually transmitted diseases during pregnancy: a synthesis of particularities. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.6, pp.767-785. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000600002.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have a significant prevalence in both the general population and pregnant women. Accordingly, we consider the physiological changes of the maternal organism that can alter the clinical course of these diseases. In addition, obstetric and neonatal complications may occur, resulting in increased maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. We explore features of the natural course and treatment during pregnancy of the major STDs: soft chancre, donovanosis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, viral hepatitis, genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, lymphogranuloma venereum, syphilis, and vulvovaginitis. We believe that health professionals should pay careful attention to STDs, particularly in relation to early diagnosis and precautions on the use of drugs during pregnancy. Prevention and partner treatment to achieve effective results are also extremely relevant.
Keywords : Maternal welfare; Pregnancy; Sexually transmitted diseases.