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Can mono cause birth defects?
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Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine
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In brief: No
From cdc: "there are no known associations between active ebv infection and problems during pregnancy, such as miscarriages or birth defects.
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In brief: No
From cdc: "there are no known associations between active ebv infection and problems during pregnancy, such as miscarriages or birth defects.
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Dr. Jackie Lam
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Not likely.
Ebv rarely crosses the placenta and even more rarely causes birth defects to the heart/brain or liver/kidneys.
Reports of such cases are very few and far between in the medical literature, suggesting true rarity and remote clinical significance (theoretical rather than real danger).

In brief: Not likely.
Ebv rarely crosses the placenta and even more rarely causes birth defects to the heart/brain or liver/kidneys.
Reports of such cases are very few and far between in the medical literature, suggesting true rarity and remote clinical significance (theoretical rather than real danger).
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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