Perinatal transmission of dengue virus in Puerto Rico: a case report


We report a laboratory confirmed case of vertical transmission of dengue in a mother-child pair in the eastern part of Puerto Rico. The clinical course of the pregnant female suggested a GBS infection, but laboratory tests confirmed it was dengue infection, one week after delivery. The male infant was healthy at birth, but one week after birth developed clinical complications related to vertical transmission of dengue. This report targets physicians in dengue endemic countries like Puerto Rico to be aware of the possibility of vertical transmission of dengue in symptomatic pregnant patients, especially around the time of delivery.

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Pérez-Padilla, J. , Rosario-Casablanca, R. , Pérez-Cruz, L. , Rivera-Dipini, C. and Tomashek, K. (2011) Perinatal transmission of dengue virus in Puerto Rico: a case report. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1, 90-93. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2011.13016.

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