Severe hydrocephalus associated with congenital varicella syndrome

Massimo Mazzella, Cesare Arioni, Carlo Bellini, Anna Elsa Maria Allegri, Cesarina Savioli, Giovanni Serra

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CONGENITAL VARICELLA SYNDROME refers to the spectrum of fetal anomalies associated with maternal varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection during the first trimester of pregnancy. The syndrome is rare and the risk to the fetus uncertain. We describe an unusual case of congenital varicella syndrome in which hydrocephalus was the main consequence and likely represented VZV reactivation in utero.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-563
Number of pages3
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 4 2003

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