Posts Tagged ‘microcephaly’

Zika Virus Infection in Pregnant Women in Rio de Janeiro

Posted by • December 15th, 2016

Zika virus (ZIKV) is a flavivirus that was recently introduced into Brazil. Brasil et al. enrolled pregnant women in whom a rash had developed within the previous 5 days and tested blood and urine specimens for ZIKV by reverse-transcriptase–polymerase-chain-reaction assays. The authors followed women prospectively to obtain data on pregnancy and infant outcomes. This final… Read More…

10-Month-Old Boy with Microcephaly and Episodic Cyanosis

Posted by • August 29th, 2014

A 10-month-old boy with microcephaly and developmental delay was admitted to the hospital because of episodes of respiratory distress and cyanosis. Microcephaly was present at birth, and hypotonia was noted at 5 months. On admission, brain MRI revealed decreased myelination. Microcephaly literally means “small head.” It is diagnosed when the head circumference is more than 2… Read More…