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Congenital and neonatal varicella in Australia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10760005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To establish the incidence and severity of congenital and neonatal varicella in Australia. METHODOLOGY: Demographic and clinical details were obtained by postal questionnaire regarding cases notified to the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit by over 930 participating clinicians in 1995-97 inclusive. RESULTS: Seven cases of congenital varicella (1: 107 000 pregnancies/year) followed maternal infection at 8-26 weeks: five had defects, two did not. Four of the seven infants with congenital varicella developed herpes zoster in the first 15 months of life. Forty-four infants had neonatal varicella (1: 17 000 pregnancies/year). CONCLUSION:: There is an ongoing, albeit low, incidence of congenital and neonatal varicella in Australia.
J Forrest; S Mego; M Burgess
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1034-4810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-08     Completed Date:  2000-05-08     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS), Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Australia / epidemiology
Chickenpox / congenital*,  epidemiology*,  transmission
Herpes Zoster / epidemiology,  transmission
Infant, Newborn
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical

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