Antibody to varicella zoster virus in low-birth-weight newborn infants Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antibodies, Viral
  • Herpesvirus 3, Human
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight

abstract

  • Varicella is uncommon in the immediate newborn period. Recently in a neonatal intensive care unit, 31 neonates and approximately 125 staff members were inadvertently exposed to a nurse with chicken pox. Subsequently there were no clinical cases of varicella among the 31 neonates, many of whom were low-birth-weight infants. This incident stimulated us to investigate the presence of maternally derived antibody to varicella zoster virus among low-birth-weight infants.

publication date

  • January 1978

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 211219

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 505

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 93

number

  • 3