New range of serious fetal abnormalities linked to Zika
from Medical Daily
Fetuses in 29 percent of pregnant women with Zika virus infection were found to have a range of severe abnormalities, according to preliminary results from a small study that raised new concerns about the potential link between Zika and serious birth defects. The list of "grave outcomes" found in the study of pregnant women in Rio de Janeiro, published in the
New England Journal of Medicine
, included fetal death, calcification of the brain, placental insufficiency with low to no amniotic fluid, fetal growth restriction and central nervous system damage, including potential blindness.
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