Scans, Ultrasound Spot Zika Brain Defects

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 -- Ultrasounds and MRIs during pregnancy and after birth can detect most Zika-related brain abnormalities in infants, researchers report. If a woman is infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy, her child can be born with...
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Performing ultrasound scans late in pregnancy helps women avoid undiagnosed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: US body fat measure predicts obstetric complications Study explores link between prenatal ultrasound and autism Repeat fetal ultrasound screenings may be unnecessary Virtual reality takes prenatal imaging to new heights Ultrasound misses signs of early Zika infection
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Discussion Intrauterine growth retardation or fetal growth retardation is due to a pathological process that causes decelerated fetal growth velocity. Small-for-gestational age (SGA) is an infant with growth parameters below the normal range for gestational age. More commonly, SGA is defined as a birth weight
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This study included more recent evidence compared to the previous one. The Bradford-Hill Viewpoints are used in public health to determine causation of diseases.11 Systematic application of the viewpoints can assist with analysing a possible causal relationship. Additional studies to assess the risk of microcephaly in affected pregnant mothers are ongoing.12 In this study we applied the Bradford-Hill viewpoints to investigate the association between Zika virus and Microcephaly. Method Using the Bradford Hills nine viewpoints we analysed data from a 2013 outbreak in French Polynesia and the 2015 Brazilian outbreak to esta...
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This study included more recent evidence compared to the previous one. The Bradford-Hill Viewpoints are used in public health to determine causation of diseases.11 Systematic application of the viewpoints can assist with analysing a possible causal relationship. Additional studies to assess the risk of microcephaly in affected pregnant mothers are ongoing.12 In this study we applied the Bradford-Hill viewpoints to investigate the association between Zika virus and Microcephaly. Method Using the Bradford Hills nine viewpoints we analysed data from a 2013 outbreak in French Polynesia and the 2015 Brazilian outbreak to esta...
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ConclusionsThe majority of cases of congenital Zika virus syndrome will have additional ultrasonografic findings other than pure microcephaly. Progressive slowed growth rate of fetal head seems to better define Zika virus CNS anomalies, and this seems to be evident only in late second trimester, even when maternal infection occurs in the first trimester. Other ultrasound findings such as ventriculomegaly, brain calcifications and posterior fossa destruction lesions are also common in this congenital syndrome. Posterior fossa destruction lesions and arthrogryposis are an uncommon findings in other congenital infections. Thi...
Source: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Researchers using MRI to study the Zika virus in a pregnant monkey said they...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Imaging detects telltale signs of Zika infection Society offers tips on US for Zika-related microcephaly CT reveals findings in Zika-related microcephaly Ultrasound misses signs of early Zika infection French researchers describe Zika on MRI scans
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MRI in the first trimester of pregnancy does not put the fetus at increased...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MR shows more body fat in babies with diabetic mothers CT reveals findings in Zika-related microcephaly Ultrasound misses signs of early Zika infection Study uses US to investigate pregnancy complications MRI tops ultrasound in predicting preterm births
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New research that documents the devastating effects of Zika virus in early pregnancy shows just how destructive the disease can be to a growing fetus. The new study, which was published in the journal Radiology, contains the largest collection to date of brain scans in fetuses and newborns with Zika virus. It details the different kinds of brain abnormalities that can occur in a developing fetus, causing the birth defect microcephaly.  The scans emphasize the importance of regular imaging over the course of a pregnancy, as a fetus that appears normal during early gestation may have signs of the infection during a...
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We describe Zika virus (ZIKV) vertical transmission in an imported case in Spain, in a 17-week pregnant woman. ZIKV IgG, IgM and RNA were detected in serum in week 17. At 19 weeks, ultrasound scan revealed fetal malformations and ZIKV was detected in the amniotic fluid. Pregnancy was terminated at week 21; autopsy of the fetus revealed bilateral hydrocephalus, brain microcalcifications and arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. ZIKV was detected in the umbilical cord and brain tissue.
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Zika successfully hid through nearly half of a District woman’s pregnancy, its damage to her fetus not showing despite a series of early ultrasounds. But suddenly at 19 weeks, another scan revealed significant abnormalities, and a more sophisticated test one week later identified even greater damage in her baby’s brain. In early February, the woman terminated […]
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