Mello, Alexandra Siqueira
Pascalicchio Bertozzi, Ana Paula A.
Rodrigues, Maria Manoela D.
Gazeta, Rosa Estela
Moron, Antonio F.
Pereira Sarmento, Stephanno Gomes
Silva, Andrea Cristina B.
Grillo Fajardo, Thamirys C.
Witkin, Steven S.
Passos, Saulo D.
Consortium, Cohort Zika Jundiai
Total Authors: 13
 Jundiai Sch Med, Dept Pediat, Lab Pediat Infectol, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
 Dept Pediat, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
 Fed Univ Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Paulista Sch Med, Dept Obstet, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
 Fed Univ Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Paulista Ctr Fetal Medidne, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
 Hosp Univ Vall dHebron, Paediat Infect Dis & Immunodeficiencies Unit, Barcelona - Spain
 Weill Cornell Med, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, New York, NY - USA
Total Affiliations: 6
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CASE REPORTS;
MAY 21 2019.
Web of Science Citations:
Objective: Unusual clinical course Background: The Zika virus is an arbovirus that has as main source of transmission the bite of infected insects of the genus Aedes and has been associated with cases of congenital malformation and microcephaly in neonates. However, other sources of transmission have been identified since the emergence of this virus in the world population, such as vertical transmission by semen and possibly other body fluids such as vaginal secretion and breast milk. Case Report: An infant, born to a mother whose previous delivery was a baby with severe microcephaly, was normal and was negative for Zika virus at birth but developed secondary microcephaly 1 month later, that persisted. The baby was exclusively breast-fed and Zika virus was present in the mother's milk. Conclusions: We report the detection of Zika virus exclusively in the breast milk of a woman after her second delivery of an infant, who later developed microcephaly. This case is consistent with possible vertical transmission. (AU)