Congenital varicella syndrome

What is Congenital varicella syndrome?

Fetal varicella syndrome (CVS) is an acquired developmental anomaly syndrome characterized by skin, neurological, ocular, limbs and growth defects secondary to maternal Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) infection.

Other condition names

  • Antenatal varicella virus infection
  • Mother-to-child transmission of varicella syndrome

Inheritance type

Not applicable


  • Worldwide: Unknown

Age of Onset

  • Antenatal
  • Neonatal
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