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Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2003 Jun;268(2):128-30. Epub 2003 Mar 19.

The primary varicella infection near term: a case report.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1 Mukogawa-cho, 663-8501 Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan.

Abstract

A 33-year-old pregnant woman developed skin rash at the 40 weeks' gestation. She was diagnosed as primary varicella zoster infection. Upon hospitalization, she was administered acyclovir and also a tocolytic agent (ritodorine hydrochloride) to postpone labor. The patient delivered a female baby 7 days after she developed skin lesions. Serological tests conducted after delivery showed that the mother was positive for IgG and IgM against varicella zoster. The baby was observed in a neonatal intensive care unit and found to be free of varicella zoster symptoms.

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12768304
DOI:
10.1007/s00404-002-0462-9
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