varicella embryopathy

varicella embryopathy

A constellation of malformations occurring sporadically in a fetus when the mother contracts varicella before the 20th wk of gestation Clinical Intrauterine growth retardation, motor and sensory defects, chorioretinitis, cerebral dysgenesis, zosteriform skin lesions, limb defects. See Chickenpox.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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