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Management and prevention of varicella-zoster virus infection in pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature

Noce, N.; Berger, E.M.; Pomeranz, M.K.

Cutis 92(2): 88-90


ISSN/ISBN: 0011-4162
PMID: 24087782
Accession: 054237634

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Primary infection with varicella-zoster virus (VZV) during pregnancy can lead to devastating outcomes for both the mother and fetus. We describe a case of VZV infection in a pregnant woman who presented at 38 weeks' gestation. We also review the literature regarding management and prevention. Varicella-zoster virus-associated pneumonia in the mother is important to recognize. Outcomes in the newborn largely are dependent on gestational age at the time of infection. Prevention is paramount to management.

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