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VARICELLA ZOSTER VIRUS FETOPATHY – CLINICAL CASE
Varicella zoster virus fetopathy occurs in infants after infection with varicella-zoster virus from mother during the first two trimesters of pregnancy. The authors describe the case of a female infant, aged 4 months, which came under observation for neuro developmental delay for chronological age. Neurological exam, abnomalities detected on ophthalmologic examination, maternal history of gestational varicella and increased IgG titer to varicella-zoster virus supported the diagnosis of varicella zoster virus fetopathy. Varicella zoster virus fetopathy is a condition characterized by severe skin damage, ocular, skeletal and nervous system anomalies to whom the primary prophylaxis is extremely important. In rare cases, like that presented, the clinical picture may be incomplete only neurological and ophthalmic manifestations was present.
Keywords: varicella zoster fetopathy, neurological symptoms, ocular abnormalities, primary prophylaxis