Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology / 2002 / Article

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Volume 10 |Article ID 214070 | https://doi.org/10.1155/S1064744902000169

Joseph Apuzzio, Vijaya Ganesh, Leslie Iffy, Anthony Al-Khan, "Varicella Vaccination During Early Pregnancy: A Cause of in utero Miliary Fetal Tissue Calcifications and Hydrops?", Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 10, Article ID 214070, 2 pages, 2002. https://doi.org/10.1155/S1064744902000169

Varicella Vaccination During Early Pregnancy: A Cause of in utero Miliary Fetal Tissue Calcifications and Hydrops?

Received07 Feb 2002
Accepted29 May 2002

Abstract

Background: It is the purpose of this article to describe a suspected association of inadvertent vaccination with varicella vaccine during early pregnancy with the subsequent development of in utero miliary fetal tissue calcifications and fetal hydrops detected by sonogram at 15 weeks of gestation.Case: This is a case presentation of a pregnant patient who received varicella vaccination during the same menstrual cycle that she became pregnant, and is supplemented by a literary review. The fetus developed miliary fetal tissue calcifications and fetal hydrops detected by a targeted sonogram at 15 weeks gestation.Conclusion: Varicella vaccination during early pregnancy may be a cause of miliary fetal tissue calcifications and fetal hydrops.

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