The Congenital Varicella Syndrome

  title={The Congenital Varicella Syndrome},
  author={A. Sauerbrei and P. Wutzler},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
Maternal varicella during the first two trimesters of pregnancy may cause the congenital varicella syndrome (CVS). After infection in the first 20 weeks' gestation, the incidence is estimated to be about 2%. To date, nearly 100 infants born with signs of CVS have been reported in the literature, more than three quarters of them during the last two decades. The characteristic symptoms consist of skin lesions in dermatomal distribution (76%), neurologic defects (60%), eye diseases (51%), and… Expand
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