Clin Pediatr (Phila) volume 1, issue 2, P87-94 1962 DOI: 10.1177/000992286200100207 View full text
G. B. Elliott, K. A. Elliott

Abstract: Infection after infancy by salivary gland virus produces an apparently harmless salivary cytomegaly, Huge inclusion bodies develop which equal nuclei in size. Specific antibodies appear in the serum. The infection is a serious risk to the fetus when transmitted during early pregnancy, despite lack of clinical illness shown by the mother. Actively growing fetal tissues, especially those of brain and liver, show necrosis without reaction which progresses silently for up to six months before birth. Shortly afte…

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