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January 1979

Viral Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn

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Baylor College of Medicine 1200 Moursund Houston, TX 77030

Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(1):103. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130010109030

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The response of fetus or neonate to various insults—both infectious and chemical—is limited, and persons responsible for medical management during the development and early nurture of these delicate creatures must have ready information to guide care. Unfortunately, these problems bridge the artificial interface in the usual medical care scheme between obstetrics and pediatrics. The attention and expertise of both clinical specialities must be coordinated for recognition and management of these insults and only joint efforts will provide any long-term solutions. Viral Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn provides a comprehensive description of the major perinatal virus infections. The authors are qualified by long experience and investigations in this field, and the volume is well illustrated and well referenced. The chapter on rubella chronicles the history of recognition of the teratogenetic effect of intrauterine infection as well as the methods for isolation of the virus, description of the varied clinical manifestations,

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