HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS IN PREGNANCY


  • Condylomata can cause dystocia if big; can bleed a lot
  • Apparently no serious infections of fetus or neonate
  • Although perinatal transmission is more common with longer periods of ROM, infant pharyngeal colonization generally clears by 5wks of age (Obs. Gyn 93:475, 1999--AFP)
  • Laryngeal papillomatosis in baby occurs with 1:10000 incidence, but unclear whether related to intrapartum exposure; c/s is not recc'd as ofo 1997