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Title in Portuguese: Maternal and infant death after probable vertical transmission of chikungunya virus in Brazil : case report
Author: Oliveira, Rhaquel de Morais Alves Barbosa
Barreto, Francisca Kalline de Almeida
Maia, Ana Maria Peixoto Cabral
Gomes, Ileana Pitombeira
Simião, Adriana Rocha
Barbosa, Rebeca Bandeira
Rodrigues, Adilina Soares Romeiro
Lopes, Kilma Wanderley
Araújo, Fernanda Montenegro de Carvalho
Vale, Regina Lúcia Sousa do
Cavalcante, John Washington
Cavalcanti, Luciano Pamplona de Góes
Keywords: Morte Materna
Maternal Death
Vírus Chikungunya
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: BMC Infectious Diseases
Citation: OLIVEIRA, Rhaquel de Morais Alves Barbosa et al. Maternal and infant death after probable vertical transmission of chikungunya virus in Brazil : case report. BMC Infectious Diseases, v. 18, n. 333, p. 1-5, 2018.
Abstract: Background Chikungunya virus infection in neonates is relatively rare and can lead to death. Case presentation We report the occurrence of the first death of a mother and child after probable vertical transmission of chikungunya virus in Brazil. A 28-year-old pregnant woman with hypertension presented with symptoms compatible with an arboviral disease at 34 weeks’ gestation. She developed preeclampsia with severe respiratory failure which resulted in the emergency cesarean section, and the patient died 12 days after the onset of symptoms. The pre-term newborn weighed 2535 g, with an Apgar score of 4/8. He was referred to the neonatal ICU with neutrophilia and thrombocytopenia, several seizure episodes, and hemorrhagic disorders, which resulted in death. Chikungunya IgM antibody was detected in the cerebrospinal fluid. Conclusions We present the first documented maternal and neonatal death in Brazil after probable chikungunya infection during pregnancy.
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 1471-2334 (On line)
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