Congenital anomalies following maternal varicella infection during early pregnancy

Yhu Chering Huang, Twu Yien Lin, Kin Sun Wong, Cheng Hsun Chiu

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Abstract

We report a typical case of congenital varicella syndrome following a maternal varicella infection during the 10th week of pregnancy. The presenting symptoms in the small gestational age baby were: cicatricial skin lesion, Horner's syndrome, dysphagia with resulting aspiration pneumonia and delayed developmental milestones. Serologic studies revealed persistence of varicella zoster virus IgG for at least 10 months. Although congenital varicella syndrome is rare, it should be kept in mind when counseling families where maternal varicella infection has occurred during the first 20 weeks of gestation. A maternal history of varicella infection, typical manifestations and serologic proof are crucial in the diagnosis of congenital varicella syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-395
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Volume95
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Chickenpox
Mothers
Pregnancy
Infection
Horner Syndrome
Aspiration Pneumonia
Human Herpesvirus 3
Deglutition Disorders
Gestational Age
Counseling
Immunoglobulin G
Skin

Keywords

  • Chickenpox
  • Congenital anomaly
  • Varicella zoster virus

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  • Medicine(all)

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Congenital anomalies following maternal varicella infection during early pregnancy. / Huang, Yhu Chering; Lin, Twu Yien; Wong, Kin Sun; Chiu, Cheng Hsun.

In: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Vol. 95, No. 5, 05.1996, p. 393-395.

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Huang, Yhu Chering ; Lin, Twu Yien ; Wong, Kin Sun ; Chiu, Cheng Hsun. / Congenital anomalies following maternal varicella infection during early pregnancy. In: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association. 1996 ; Vol. 95, No. 5. pp. 393-395.
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