The UK’s Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB), published by Which?, has identified an important error in standard guidelines on fetal varicella syndrome. This finding has major implications worldwide for advice given to women with chickenpox in late pregnancy.
Fetal varicella syndrome is an uncommon but potentially fatal condition that can affect the unborn child of a pregnant woman who catches chickenpox. It can cause problems such as skin loss or scarring, under-development or weakness of limbs and low birth weight.
National guidelines in, for example, the UK, USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Holland and Spain, have suggested that the risk of fetal varicella syndrome is confined to maternal chickenpox infection in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. However, DTB has reported evidence that undermines this view, as do guidelines in Australia and Canada.
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