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Parvovirus B19 during pregnancy: a review.
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PMID:  22439064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Several infections in adults warrant special consideration in pregnant women given the potential fetal consequences. Among these is parvovirus B19 deserves special attention since the harmful effects on the pregnant woman and fetus. It can then cause fetal anemia, non-immune fetal hydrops and fetal death. Among cases with fetal demise, B19 is foundin significant numbers, especially in the second andthird trimesters of pregnancy. There is no specific treatment or prophylaxis available against B19 infection, but counseling of non-immune mothers and active monitoring of confirmed maternal infections with intervention to correct fetal anemia is likely to decrease mortality.
Authors:
Elsa Giorgio; Maria Antonietta De Oronzo; Irene Iozza; Angela Di Natale; Stefano Cianci; Giovanna Garofalo; Anna Maria Giacobbe; Salvatore Politi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of prenatal medicine     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1971-3290     ISO Abbreviation:  J Prenat Med     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-22     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101522906     Medline TA:  J Prenat Med     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Policlinico Universitario "G. Martino", Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Messina, Italy.
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