congenital varicella syndrome

congenital varicella syndrome

embryopathy characterized by limb atrophy and limb dermal scarring, due to maternal infection with varicella in the first or second trimester.
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If the infection occurs in the first and second trimesters of gestation, the congenital varicella syndrome may occur.
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.
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.
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.
The possible results of first-trimester maternal infection--the congenital varicella syndrome, characterized by cerebral hemiatrophy and abnormalities of the extremities and skin--are well known.
And there have been no cases of congenital varicella syndrome in the offspring, he reported at a satellite symposium held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology

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