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Which type of virus causes, the baby to die inside the womb?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
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Pathology 44 years experience
Parvovirus: Parvovirus b19 kills unborn children by causing destruction of the precursor cells that produce red blood cells. The child becomes edematous ("hydrops") and dies. Sometimes transfusing the child in the womb can safe their life.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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