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Influence of measles on pregnancy and prevention methods (a literature review)

PERINATOLOGY AND PEDIATRIC. UKRAINE. 2018.1(73):80-83; doi 10.15574/PP.2018.73.83

Demenina N. K., Ishchenko H. I.
SI «Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology of NAMS of Ukraine», Kyiv

A review of published literature has been conducted to study the effect of measles infection on pregnancy and awareness raising of prevention necessity. There is no evidence to support the association between measles during pregnancy and congenital malformations. However, the need for effective post-exposure protection has been proven by a number of studies that shows a high risk of serious maternal complications, fetal loss and prematurity. Measles in late pregnancy may lead to perinatal infections in newborns, which may be associated with high mortality and the risk of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.
Key words: measles, pregnancy, prevention.

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