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C-1558 - CT findings in infants with suspected congenital Zyka Virus (ZV) infection.

F. M. C. Pereira1, J. Almeida1, G. Chagas1, L. Araújo1, G. Freitas1, L. Oliveira2, L. Castro2; 1 Salvador/BR 2 salvador/BR Type: Educational Exhibit
Area of Interests: Neuroradiology brain, Obstetrics (Pregnancy / birth / postnatal period), Pediatric
Imaging Techniques: CT, Ultrasound, MR
Procedures: Diagnostic procedure, Computer Applications-3D, Imaging sequences
Special Focuses: Infection, Obstetrics, Epidemiology
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Learning objectives: To describe the prevalence of central nervous system (CNS) computed tomography (CT) findings in newborns from mothers with history of fever and rash during pregnancy ‑ supposedly from Zika virus infection -, which attended the Radiology Department at Professor Edgard Santos University Hospital in Sa[...]

Background: Zika virus was first identified in 1947 in Uganda, while scientists of the Yellow Fever Research Institute performed serological tests in rhesus macaques. For decades, the disease was restricted mostly to monkeys in a narrow territory between Africa and equatorial Asia, only occasionally affecting h[...]

Findings and procedure details: This is a descriptive and retrospective cross-sectional study, conducted through data survey of brain CT scans performed at Professor Edgard Santos University Hospital, between November 1st, 2015 and January 31st, 2016. We included all patients with less than 12 months of age that had microcephaly[...]

Conclusion: It is known that congenital malformations have complex and multifactorial etiology, and can occur due to congenital infections. Evidence available strongly points that Zika virus is related to the occurrence of microcephaly in fetuses and newborns with maternal history of congenital infection. How[...]

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References: 1. Situação epidemiológica de ocorrência de microcefalias no Brasil, 2015. Boletim Epidemiológico, v. 46, n. 34, p. 3, 2015a. 2. BRASIL. Protocolo de vigilância e resposta à ocorrência de microcefalia relacionada à infecção pelo vírus Zika. Brasília, 2015b. 3. BRASIL. Protocolo de vigilância e respo[...]

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