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Varicella infection and toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8868624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Varicella occurring in pregnancy can be dangerous for the fetus, the mother, and the newborn. The fetus may experience multiple system damage. The mother and newborn are at increased risk for varicella pneumonia with a 9% and 20% fatality rate, respectively. The recent introduction of the varicella vaccine will affect the occurrence of gestational infection. Toxoplasmosis is rarely dangerous for the pregnant woman, yet the fetus and newborn may be at risk for chorioretinitis, hydrocephalus, intracranial calcifications, and convulsions. The greatest challenge in the management of toxoplasmosis in pregnancy is diagnosis of the asymptomatic newborn before damage occurs. Strategies to prevent toxoplasmosis should be taught to every pregnant woman as part of parental care.
Authors:
A Grant
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0893-2190     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-15     Completed Date:  1996-11-15     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801387     Medline TA:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-29     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Chickenpox* / diagnosis,  therapy,  transmission
Decision Trees
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious* / diagnosis,  therapy
Primary Prevention
Risk Factors
Toxoplasmosis* / diagnosis,  therapy,  transmission

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