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What infectious diseases can affect an unborn child when the mother has it?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
T.O.R.C.H.+: Toxoplasmosis, Other (Varicella-zoster, syphilis, parvovirus B19), Rubella, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Herpes simplex are the illnesses associated with know congenital effects. Other illness that can affect that pregnancy and the newborn: STDs including gonorrhea chlamydia and HIV, Flu, Listeriosis, group B strep, Trichomoniasis, and Hepatitis B.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me the infectious diseases that would affect an unborn child when the mother has it?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Most all infectious: Diseases that a mother has when pregnant, will pass to the unborn child. They are too numerous to list.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me the infectious diseases that would affect an unborn child when the mother has it?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Too many to list: The limited space for answers prevents a full listing. In general, any viral or bacterial illness that has a blood phase, where the germ circulates in the blood, can cross the placenta into baby. If the fetal bag of waters develops a leak, germs can enter from the womb and genital tract.

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Last updated Aug 9, 2017

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