Virus infections during pregnancy
Maternal virus infections are pregnancy complications
which are comparatively rare but often a serious threat to
the fetus because of dangerous virus transplacental transmission
long before the onset of maternal symptoms.
On the other hand limited means of treatment or passive
immunization reduce the efficiency of medical interventions.
The fear of a handicapped newborn in case of an
acute maternal virus infection during pregnancy may lead
to panic reactions of the parents and can be a considerable
psychological challenge for the obstetrician.
Clinical knowledge and scientific data in this field are not
complete and submitted to frequent changes which might
also arise forensic risks for the consulted medical doctor.
Therefore, in cases of acute virus infections close cooperation
with specialized centres and laboratories - also in
the interpretation of serologic results.
CME Prakt Fortbild Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol
Endokrinol 2010; 6(2): 130-138
Virus infections,pregnancy, fetal pathology
Klinik für Geburtshilfe und Frauenkrankheiten,
Universitätsmedizin Mainz, Mainz
Reviewer:Martin Enders, Stuttgart
und Bettina Hollwitz,Hamburg
Brockerhoff P. Virale ... Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2010;6(2):130-138 publiziert 31.07.10 www.akademos.de/gyn ©akademos Wissenschaftsverlag 2010 ISSN 1614-8533