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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 313-315

Chicken pox in pregnancy : An obstetric concern


Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 101 60, Thailand

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Viroj Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 101 60
Thailand
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.74527

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Chicken pox is a common viral infection presenting with fever and discrete vesicular lesions. This infection can be widely detected in developing countries, especially for those tropical countries. The pregnant can get chicken pox, and this becomes an important obstetrical concern. In this specific paper, the author hereby details and discusses on chicken pox in pregnancy. Clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention are briefly summarized. In addition, the effects of chicken pox on pregnancy as well as the vertical transmission are also documented.


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