Perinatal Yellow Fever: A Case Report


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Abstract

An outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil made it possible to assess different presentations of disease such as perinatal transmission. A pregnant woman was admitted to hospital with yellow fever symptoms. She was submitted to cesarean section and died due to fulminant hepatitis. On the sixth day, the newborn developed liver failure and died 13 days later. Yellow fever polymerase chain reaction was positive for both.

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