Congenital Varicella Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Congenital Varicella Syndrome, Varicella virus antenatal infection

Congenital varicella syndrome is an extremely rare disorder in which affected infants have distinctive abnormalities at birth  due to the mother's infection with chickenpox (maternal varicella zoster) early during pregnancy (i.e., up to 20 weeks gestation). Affected newborns may have a low birth weight and characteristic abnormalities of the skin, brain, eyes, the arms, legs, hands, and/or feet, and/or, in rare cases, other areas of the body. The range and severity of associated symptoms and physical findings may vary greatly from case to case depending upon when maternal varicella zoster infection occurred during fetal development.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Congenital Varicella Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Congenital Varicella Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Congenital Varicella Syndrome" returned 4 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Preventing congenital varicella syndrome with immunization.
 

Author(s): Andreas Sauerbrei

Journal: CMAJ. 2011 Feb;183(3):E169-70.

 

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2011

Go To URL
Congenital varicella syndrome: presenting with eye complications.
 

Author(s): Utkarsh Kohli, Nidhi Rana

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2006 Jul;43(7):653-4.

 

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2006

Go To URL
Severe hydrocephalus associated with congenital varicella syndrome.
 

Author(s): Massimo Mazzella, Cesare Arioni, Carlo Bellini, Anna Elsa Maria Allegri, Cesarina Savioli, Giovanni Serra

Journal: CMAJ. 2003 Mar;168(5):561-3.

 

Congenital varicella syndrome refers to the spectrum of fetal anomalies associated with maternal varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection during the first trimester of pregnancy. The syndrome is rare and the risk to the fetus uncertain. We describe an unusual case of congenital varicella ...

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2003

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Congenital Varicella Syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Congenital varicella syndrome: the evidence for secondary prevention with varicella-zoster immune globulin.
 

Author(s): Arlan Cohen, Panagis Moschopoulos, Panagis Maschopoulos, Richard E Stiehm, Gideon Koren

Journal: CMAJ. 2011 Feb;183(2):204-8.

 

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2011

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

There are currently no open clinical trials for this condition.