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Infectious Diseases in PregnancyExposure to certain infectious diseases during pregnancy may pose a risk to the unborn baby. Click on any of the links below to find Motherisk's published studies on various diseases in pregnancy.
Management of varicella infection (chickenpox) in pregnancy.
Shrim A, Koren G, Yudin MH, Farine D; Maternal Fetal Medicine Committee. Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2012 Mar;34(3):287-92. Review.
Congenital varicella syndrome: the evidence for secondary prevention with varicella-zoster immune globulin
Arlan Cohen, MD JD, Panagis Moschopoulos, PhD, Richard E. Stiehm, MD, Gideon Koren, MD: CMAJ February 8, 2011 vol. 183 no. 2 204-208. Review
Herpes zoster during pregnancy
Anna Pupco, MD, Pina Bozzo and Gideon Koren, MD FRCPC FACMT
Exposure to fifth disease in pregnancy
Arthur Staroselsky, MD, Chagit Klieger-Grossmann, MD, Facundo Garcia-Bournissen, MD and Gideon Koren, MD FRCPC FACMT
Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy
Ariel Many, MD, Gideon Koren, MD, FRCPC