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Related to Prenatal infection: Perinatal infection
A maternal infection that is transmitted to the fetus through the placenta.
Mentioned in: Maternal to Fetal Infections
care of the pregnant female before delivery of the neonate.
prenatal cytogenetic studies
cytogenetic studies carried out on amniotic fluid cultures, the fluid being collected by amniocentesis, is not much used in veterinary medicine because of lack of knowledge of congenital disease linked to chromosomal abnormality. Could be used as a means of early sex determination.
infection of the fetus via an intact placenta, in the case of viruses, or via a placentitis in the case of bacterial or metazoan infections.