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Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México

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JASSO-GUTIERREZ, Luis. Less frequent causes of vertical infections. Bol. Med. Hosp. Infant. Mex. [online]. 2006, vol.63, n.1, pp.55-63. ISSN 1665-1146.

The objective of this review is to list some of the important, albeit less frequent, causes of vertical infections in the newborn infant in order to alert pediatricians and other physicians that care for children on their existence. A brief summary of the most salient features of the following diseases is provided: herpes-virus 6 and 7 as well as 1 and 2; dengue, papillomavirus, coxsackie virus, Plasmodium, Leishmania, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Candida and Treponema pallidum. Based on its well-known transmission frequency, the number of women who presented/displayed them in Mexico in 2004 is presented.

Keywords : Infection, congenital; infection, vertical; human herpesvirus 6 and 7; herpes simplex virus 1 and 2; dengue; papillomavirus; coxsackie; Plasmodium; Leishmania; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Candida; Treponema pallidum.

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