Ultrasound Findings Associated with Antepartum Viral Infection

Jude Philip Crino, Rita W. Driggers

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Abstract

This article reviews the sonographic manifestations of fetal infection and the role of ultrasound in the evaluation of the fetus at risk for congenital infection. Several ultrasound findings have been associated with in utero fetal infections. For the patient with a known or suspected fetal infection, sonographic identification of characteristic abnormalities can provide useful information for counseling and perinatal management. Demonstration of such findings in the low-risk patient may serve to identify the fetus with a previously unsuspected infection. The clinician should understand the limitations of ultrasound in the prenatal diagnosis of congenital infection and discuss them with the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-121
Number of pages16
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • fetal infection
  • obstetric ultrasound
  • parvovirus
  • prenatal diagnosis
  • TORCH
  • Zika virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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