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Hepatitis E Virus Infection Causing Isolated Fetal Ascites: A Case Report.
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PMID:  22677891     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Maternal hepatitis infection, excepting hepatitis E, causing isolated fetal ascites with variable outcome has been reported previously. We present a case of maternal hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection causing isolated fetal ascites which resolved spontaneously during pregnancy and resulted in a term live-born baby with anti-HEV seropositivity. A 39-year-old primigravida woman was diagnosed with acute HEV infection at 15 weeks of gestation. Ultrasound at 19 weeks showed significant fetal ascites with abdominal calcifications. Fetal karyotype did not show any abnormality. Cord blood was positive for anti-HEV IgM and negative for other intrauterine infections. Ultrasound at 25 weeks showed partial resolution of fetal ascites with complete resolution at 30 weeks. She delivered a healthy baby at 38 completed weeks, with normal liver enzymes at birth and 1-month follow-up.
Mandakini Pradhan; Bhavna Anand; Asha Singh
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1421-9964     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Maternal and Reproductive Health, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
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