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Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México

versión impresa ISSN 1665-1146


REYNA-FIGUEROA, Jesús; ORTIZ-IBARRA, Federico Javier  y  PEREZ-ANTONIO, Beatriz. Non-scal skin lesions as the only clinical evidence avalaible for the diagnosis of congenital chicken pox syndrome. Case report. Bol. Med. Hosp. Infant. Mex. [online]. 2006, vol.63, n.4, pp. 264-267. ISSN 1665-1146.

Introduction. Varicella infections cases in pregnant women may have a more severe clinical course, and there is also the risk of vertical transmission of the viral infection, with the subsequent development of congenital or neonatal varicella. Cases of congenital varicella syndrome (CVS) were first described in 1947, since then, a little more than 60 cases of CVS have been reported. The CVS consists of a spectrum of anomalies including scaring with derma to mal distribution, ocular abnormalities and limb deformities. Case report. An unusual case of CVS with dermatologic involvement, but without other injuries at birth is described. The mother contracted chicken pox at 10 weeks' gestation. We didn't find any previous report of newborns with CVS in Mexico. Conclusion. The particular condition of this case is the presence of non cicatricial injuries as only clinical data, supported by a positive serology against varicella-zoster virus.

Palabras llave : Congenital infections; congenital varicella syndrome; varicella; newborn.

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