By Gary M. White, MD

Neonatal varicella (NV) is the infection of the newborn with chicken pox. The newborn may be affected in two ways:

A separate entity is congenital varicella syndrome in which the mom is infected with chickenpox during the first or second trimester. This can cause abnormalities in the newborn child.


J Clin Neonatol. 2013 Oct-Dec; 2(4): 200


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