First trimester pregnancy loss associated with varicella zoster virus infection: histological definition of a case.

Abstract

Pathological demonstration of varicella infection in first trimester aborted tissue is reported. A 24-year-old primigravida manifested chickenpox infection about 38 days after her last menstrual period or at 24 days age of the embryo. The conceptus survived another 4 to 5 weeks. The macerated embryo and placental tissue revealed nuclear changes consistent with varicella infection. Immunohistochemical stains and electron microscopy were confirmatory.

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@article{Oyer1998FirstTP, title={First trimester pregnancy loss associated with varicella zoster virus infection: histological definition of a case.}, author={Calvin E. Oyer and R Cai and Jason J Coughlin and Don B. Singer}, journal={Human pathology}, year={1998}, volume={29 1}, pages={94-5} }