41) Similar to rubella, the occurrence of the congenital varicella syndrome
is also now a rare event in resource-rich countries because of the widespread use of the varicella vaccine.
From inception of the registry in 1995 through March 2012, no cases of congenital varicella syndrome
and no increased prevalence of other birth defects have been detected among women vaccinated within 3 months before or during pregnancy.
If the infection occurs in the first and second trimesters of gestation, the congenital varicella syndrome
Pregnant women without immunity to varicella are at risk of developing chickenpox, which can cause congenital varicella syndrome
Congenital varicella syndrome
may produce complete brachial plexus palsy.
In a pregnancy registry involving more than 800 women who had been vaccinated within 3 months of or anytime during pregnancy, there was no evidence of congenital varicella syndrome
(CVS) or malformations consistent with CVS.
In a pregnancy registry of more than 800 women who had been vaccinated within 3 months of or anytime during pregnancy, there was no evidence of congenital varicella syndrome
(CVS) or malformations consistent with it.
Not only can pregnancy further increase the risk of severe varicella in the mother, but the varicella zoster virus is also teratogenic, with a 1% risk of congenital varicella syndrome
when infected in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
And babies of infected pregnant women face a small risk of a condition known as congenital varicella syndrome
However, if pregnant women are infected, there is a risk of miscarriage and the baby can also develop Congenital Varicella Syndrome
which can cause problems such as brain damage and birth defects.
Congenital Varicella Syndrome
(CVS) is the name for the group of findings that have been associated with maternal chickenpox.
In the first 9 years of the Pregnancy Registry for varicella vaccine (Oka/Merck), of 129 seronegative women and 423 women of unknown serostatus who received varicella vaccine during pregnancy or within 3 months before pregnancy, none had newborns with abnormalities compatible with congenital varicella syndrome