Radiological findings in fetuses after zika infection

International Archives of Medicine

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Title Radiological findings in fetuses after zika infection
Creator Sampaio, Allana Maria Garcia
Alves, Lenina Teixeira
Silva, Ysla Sara Teixeira
Marques, Álvaro Costa
Filho, José Damásio Soares Costa
Torres, Maria Ivanir Araújo Neves
Rolim Neto, Modesto Leite
Description Introduction: After the outbreak of the Zika Virus in Brazil in 2015 the Brazilian health authorities noticed an increase on microcephaly suspected to be related to the ongoing epidemic, described as the emergence of a new teratogenic agent, ZIKV.
Objective: determine imaging prenatal findings related to Zika virus, by means of database research of 2017.
Results: the main radiological findings observed are non-hypertensive ventriculomegaly, cortical and subcortical calcifications, microcephaly,placental inflammation and placental insufficiency and other neurological findings.
Conclusion:s erial pre-natal imaging study may be considered to assess the fetuses with suggestion of the Zika virus infection. The congenital infection is of high impact on the families and to correctly diagnose and counseling preparing their homes to receive a special need newborn previous to the birth is of great value.
Publisher International Medical Society
Date 2019-12-29
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source International Archives of Medicine; Vol 11 (2018)
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Allana Maria Garcia Sampaio, Lenina Teixeira Alves, Ysla Sara Teixeira Silva, Álvaro Costa Marques, José Damásio Soares Costa Filho, Maria Ivanir Araújo Neves Torres, Modesto Leite Rolim Neto (Author)

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