Different variables influence the possibility that maternal viral infection may be transmitted to the fetus, although not all fetal infections result in fetal "illness" with consequent fetopathy. As concerns the fetus, prenatal diagnosis includes invasive techniques necessary for fetal tissue sampling. These techniques carry some risks. The fetal infectious risk, as determined by maternal clinico-serological profile and according to sonographic investigation, always should be weighed against the risks and benefits of invasive diagnostic procedures. The present study re-elaborates the criteria necessary for defining fetal risk as related to the maternal serological profile. In the 26 mothers with rubeola infection, the incidence of fetal mortality was 7.7%. Fetal prognosis worsens with the precocity of eruption. In these cases the esantema is the most reliable prognostic element as an indication to perform the invasive procedure. In the 15 patients with cytomegalovirus infection, no fetal or postnatal losses occurred. Morbidity occurred in 13.3% of cases, and the two ill fetuses were classified in the same risk group. In this group of patients, the maternal serological profile is a significant predictor of fetal morbidity.

Noia, G., Masini, L., De Santis, M., Scavo, M., Pomini, F., Grillo, R., Cattani, P., Ranno, O. G., Caruso, A., Mancuso, S., Fetal infection from rubeovirus or cytomegalovirus: correlation among maternal serological profiles, invasive diagnostic procedures, and long-term follow-up, <<JOURNAL OF MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE>>, 1998; 7 (1): 36-42. [doi:10.1002/(SICI)1520-6661(199801/02)7:1<36::AID-MFM9>3.0.CO;2-S] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/23004]

Fetal infection from rubeovirus or cytomegalovirus: correlation among maternal serological profiles, invasive diagnostic procedures, and long-term follow-up

Noia, Giuseppe;Masini, Lucia;De Santis, Marco;Pomini, Francesco;Cattani, Paola;Ranno, Orazio Gaetano;Caruso, Alessandro;Mancuso, Salvatore
1998

Abstract

Different variables influence the possibility that maternal viral infection may be transmitted to the fetus, although not all fetal infections result in fetal "illness" with consequent fetopathy. As concerns the fetus, prenatal diagnosis includes invasive techniques necessary for fetal tissue sampling. These techniques carry some risks. The fetal infectious risk, as determined by maternal clinico-serological profile and according to sonographic investigation, always should be weighed against the risks and benefits of invasive diagnostic procedures. The present study re-elaborates the criteria necessary for defining fetal risk as related to the maternal serological profile. In the 26 mothers with rubeola infection, the incidence of fetal mortality was 7.7%. Fetal prognosis worsens with the precocity of eruption. In these cases the esantema is the most reliable prognostic element as an indication to perform the invasive procedure. In the 15 patients with cytomegalovirus infection, no fetal or postnatal losses occurred. Morbidity occurred in 13.3% of cases, and the two ill fetuses were classified in the same risk group. In this group of patients, the maternal serological profile is a significant predictor of fetal morbidity.
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Noia, G., Masini, L., De Santis, M., Scavo, M., Pomini, F., Grillo, R., Cattani, P., Ranno, O. G., Caruso, A., Mancuso, S., Fetal infection from rubeovirus or cytomegalovirus: correlation among maternal serological profiles, invasive diagnostic procedures, and long-term follow-up, <<JOURNAL OF MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE>>, 1998; 7 (1): 36-42. [doi:10.1002/(SICI)1520-6661(199801/02)7:1<36::AID-MFM9>3.0.CO;2-S] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/23004]
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