Chickenpox in pregnancy: revisited.

  title={Chickenpox in pregnancy: revisited.},
  author={Michael Paul Tan and Gideon Koren},
  journal={Reproductive toxicology},
  volume={21 4},
Varicella infection during the first and second trimester of pregnancy may increase the risk for congenital varicella syndrome 0.5-1.5% above the baseline risk for major malformation. Third trimester infection may lead to maternal pneumonia which can be life threatening if not treated appropriately. Varicella-zoster immune globulin (VZIG) should be administered as soon as possible preferably within 96 h from exposure to prevent maternal infection or subsequent complications. Later than 96 h… CONTINUE READING


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