Infections that can cause miscarriage

There is no bacterial or viral infection that is a proven cause of miscarriage. There are, however, a number of infections that have been linked to miscarriage, including:1, 2

Citations

  1. Speroff L, Fritz MA (2005). Recurrent early pregnancy loss. In Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility, 7th ed., pp. 1069–1101. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
  2. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2001, reaffirmed 2008). Management of recurrent early pregnancy loss. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 24. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 97(2): 1–12.

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