Neuroimaging Findings of Congenital Zika Syndrome

  • Maria de Fátima Viana Vasco Aragão
  • Alessandra Mertens Brainer-Lima
  • Arthur Cesário de Holanda
  • Natacha Calheiros de Lima Petribu
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Abstract

The imaging and pathological findings in congenital Zika syndrome include moderate and severe microcephaly, in as many as 75% of the cases [1], ophthalmological and auditory abnormalities [2, 3], and arthrogryposis [4]. However, these are not the only abnormalities that can be found, and the complete disease spectrum is still unknown. Some babies are born with head circumference at the lower limit of the normal range, but later progress to microcephaly. In the authors’ experience, they correspond to about 10% of microcephaly cases confirmed with positive IgM CSF (unpublished data). However, the clinical spectrum of the effects of Zika virus infection during pregnancy is not yet known.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria de Fátima Viana Vasco Aragão
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alessandra Mertens Brainer-Lima
    • 3
  • Arthur Cesário de Holanda
    • 4
  • Natacha Calheiros de Lima Petribu
    • 5
  1. 1.Mauricio de Nassau UniversityRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Centro Diagnóstico MultimagemRecifeBrazil
  3. 3.PROCAPE, Universidade de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  4. 4.Universidade Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  5. 5.Hospital Barão de LucenaRecifeBrazil

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