Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Dec;187(6):1715-6.

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus: emerging fetal teratogen.

Author information

1
Department of Pediatrics and Steele Memorial Children's Research Center, University of Arizona, Tucson 85724, USA. llb@peds.arizona.edu

Abstract

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), a rodent-borne arenavirus, is an often undiagnosed human fetal teratogen. We describe a neonate born with hydrocephalus and chorioretinitis after maternal second-trimester symptomatic LCMV infection. Previously reported affected infants are reviewed. We strongly suggest that obstetricians counsel their pregnant patients regarding the potential hazard that contact with infected pet, laboratory, and household mice and hamsters poses to pregnant women and their unborn children.

PMID:
12501090
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center