Fetal varicella syndrome

Overview

What is Fetal Varicella Syndrome?

Fetal Varicella Syndrome is a group of birth defects that can include scars on the skin, eye problems, poor growth, underdevelopment of an arm or leg, small head size, delayed development and intellectual disability. Some babies will only have one of the problems, while others have some, or all. These defects occur as a result of an infection with the virus that causes chicken pox, called Varicella zoster.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/fetal-varicella-syndrome/overview/8301 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-10-24

References

http://mothertobaby.org/fact-sheets/chicken-pox-varicella-vaccine-pregnancy/pdf/

Mandelbrot L; Fetal varicella – diagnosis, management, and outcome; Prenatal Diagnosis 2012, 32, 511–518

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