Parvovirus B19 during pregnancy: a review

Giorgio, Elsa and De Oronzo, Maria Antonietta and Iozza, Irene and Di Natale, Angela and Cianci, Stefano and Garofalo, Giovanna and Giacobbe, Anna Maria and Politi, Salvatore (2010) Parvovirus B19 during pregnancy: a review. Journal of prenatal medicine, 4 (4). pp. 63-66. ISSN 1971-3290

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Several infections in adults warrant special consideration in pregnant women given the potential fetal consequences. Among these is parvovirus B19 deserves special attention since the harmful effects on the pregnant woman and fetus. It can then cause fetal anemia, non-immune fetal hydrops and fetal death. Among cases with fetal demise, B19 is foundin significant numbers, especially in the second andthird trimesters of pregnancy. There is no specific treatment or prophylaxis available against B19 infection, but counseling of non-immune mothers and active monitoring of confirmed maternal infections with intervention to correct fetal anemia is likely to decrease mortality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parvovirus B19, fetal, infection, hydrops, anemia
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 618 Altri rami della medicina; Ginecologia e ostetricia, Pediatria, Geriatria > 618.3 Malattie e complicazioni della gravidanza
Depositing User: Gianni Aiello
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2013 12:07
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 12:28

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