Varicella Zoster Virus Infection in Pregnancy

  title={Varicella Zoster Virus Infection in Pregnancy},
  author={L. Ivanova},
  journal={Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment},
  pages={132 - 136}
  • L. Ivanova
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment
  • ABSTRACT Varicella and herpes zoster during pregnancy has been associated with birth defects, neonatal varicella, herpes zoster in newborns and infants. The aim of the present study was to determine the consequences for the neonates, whose mothers were closely exposed to varicella zoster virus (VZV) during pregnancy. Fifty six pregnant women with uncertain histories of prior VZV infection, after a close exposure to varicella, were enrolled for examination of specific anti VZV antibodies. CFT… CONTINUE READING