Virus detection in the fetal tissue of a premature delivery with a congenital varicella syndrome. A case report.

@article{Scharf1990VirusDI,
  title={Virus detection in the fetal tissue of a premature delivery with a congenital varicella syndrome. A case report.},
  author={A M Scharf and O. Scherr and Gisela Enders and E Helftenbein},
  journal={Journal of perinatal medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={317-22}
}
Cases of congenital varicella syndrome have been published, to date, a single case reports. Isolation attempts of Varicella-Zoster virus from fetal tissues have, thus far, been unsuccessful. This is a first report of detection of Varicella-Zoster virus in fetal tissue by means of DNA hybridization technique in a typical case of congenital varicella syndrome in a premature delivery of the 27th gestational week. The case is documented anamnestically, sonographically, pathologically and… CONTINUE READING