Flashcards in EXAM #2: PERINATALLY ACQUIRED INFECTIONS Deck (47)
What are the TORCHES infections?
How is Toxoplasmosis acquired?
CATS via cat feces AND:
- Undercooked meat
- Uncooked eggs
- Unpasteurized milk
What should pregnant mothers be told not to do?
Change the litter box
How does the risk of Toxoplasmosis change with gestational age? How does the severity of Toxoplasmosis change with gestational age?
- Increased RISK with gestational age
- Decreased SEVERITY with gestational age
What is the classic triad of CNS findings in perinatal Toxoplasmosis?
3) Intracranial calcifications (diffuse or speckled)
What is chorioretinitis?
Inflammation of the posterior portion of the uveal tract and retina
What two TORHCES infections have intracranial calcifications? What is the mnemonic to remember the difference?
CMV and Toxoplasmosis
- CMV= periVentricular
- ToXoplasmosis= diffuse
How is the diagnosis of Toxoplasmosis made?
1) Head CT
2) Ophthamology exam
3) IgM or persistent IgG titers
How is Toxoplasmosis treated post-natally?
What are the major clinical outcomes of Toxoplasmosis?
1) Mental Retardation
3) Cerebral Palsy
What type of virus is Rubella?
What are the only known source of Rubella infection?
What is the alternate name for Rubella?
German Measles (in adults)
What is the most common vaccine preventable disease in the world?
Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS)
What are the classic symptoms of CRS?
3) Congenital heart disease
What is the most common isolated sequelae of CRS?
What are the two most common heart defects associated with CRS?
2) Pulmonary stenosis
How is CRS diagnosed? When does diagnosis need to be made?
*Must be done in the first year of life*
2) Serum IgM titers
What is the treatment for CRS?
There is no treatment; only supportive care
*This is preventable with vaccination
What finding in the neonate should make you think CMV?
What type of virus is CMV?
DNA, part of the herpes virus family
What is the most common congenital infection in developed countries?
What is the classic triad of symptoms in neonatal CMV infections?
1) Petechia/ecchymosis (Blueberry muffin rash)
2) Jaundice at birth or within a few hours*
When should a physiologic jaundice develop?
Days 2,3,4,or 5
Where are intracranial calcification seen in CMV?
How is CMV diagnosed?
1) Urine CMV
2) Serum IgM
3) Head CT
What is the treatment for congenital CMV infections?
What is the leading cause of childhood sensorineural hearing loss in developed countries?
What is the presentation of disseminated congenital HSV?
Febrile ill-appearing neonate