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Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2012;2012:345068. doi: 10.1155/2012/345068. Epub 2012 Feb 12.

Presumed cases of mumps in pregnancy: clinical and infection control implications.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11219, USA.

Abstract

Recently, a mumps outbreak in New York and New Jersey was reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Subsequently, the dissemination of the disease was rapid, and, from June 28th 2009 through January 29th 2010, a total of 1,521 cases of mumps were reported in New York and New Jersey. Seven presumed cases occurred in pregnant women cared for at our institution. Mumps diagnosis as per the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was based on clinical manifestations, particularly parotitis. Prior immunizations with mumps vaccine and negative IgM were not adequate to rule out mumps infections. All of our seven patients had exposure to mumps in either their household or their community, and some of the them had symptoms of mumps. Due to the difficulties in interpreting serologies of these patients, their cases led to a presumed diagnosis of mumps. The diagnosis of mumps lead to the isolation of patients and health care personnel that were in contact with them. In this paper, we detail the presenting findings, diagnostic dilemmas and infection control challenges associated with presumed cases of mumps in pregnancy.

PMID:
22505798
PMCID:
PMC3296145
DOI:
10.1155/2012/345068
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