fetal varicella syndrome
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fetal varicella syndromeNeonatology An embryopathy affecting ± 2% of fetuses of mothers infected with HVZ in the first 20 wks of pregnancy– Clinical Scarring along dermatomes, muscular and osseous hypoplasia, eye defects–cataracts, microphthalmia, chorioretinitis, neurologic defects–mental retardation, microcephaly, sphincter dysfunction
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