Fetal varicella-herpes zoster syndrome in early pregnancy: ultrasonographic and morphological correlation

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Abstract

We report a case of an intrauterine fetal infection by the varicella-herpes zoster virus following maternal varicella at 17 weeks' amenorrhea. Prenatal diagnosis of fetal infection was confirmed by serology and fetal damage by ultrasonography. Autopsy of the fetus showed multiorgan manifestation with disseminated foci of necrosis and microcalcifications, encephalitis and unilateral segmental skin scarring with an underlying hypoplastic fixed lower limb. The placenta showed a multifocal chronic villitis with multinucleated giant cells. The lesions included segmental anomalies and multiorgan damage.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Patrick Petignat
  • Yvan Vial
  • Ricardo Laurini
  • Patrick Hohlfeld
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Reproduktionsmedicin och gynekologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)121-124
TidskriftPrenatal Diagnosis
Volym21
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 2001
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa