Congenital Viral Infection: Traversing the Uterine-Placental Interface.

  title={Congenital Viral Infection: Traversing the Uterine-Placental Interface.},
  author={Lenore Pereira},
  journal={Annual review of virology},
  volume={5 1},
  • L. Pereira
  • Published 28 September 2018
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Annual review of virology
Why certain viruses cross the physical barrier of the human placenta but others do not is incompletely understood. Over the past 20 years, we have gained deeper knowledge of intrauterine infection and routes of viral transmission. This review focuses on human viruses that replicate in the placenta, infect the fetus, and cause birth defects, including rubella virus, varicella-zoster virus, parvovirus B19, human cytomegalovirus (CMV), Zika virus (ZIKV), and hepatitis E virus type 1. Detailed… 

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