Patterns of Zika in Placentas May Differ Depending on Pregnancy Trimester
OCT 31, 2017 | CONTAGION® EDITORIAL STAFF
David A. Schwartz, MD, MS Hyg, FCAP, clinical professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Georgia, notes a topic of interest at the First International Zika Conference.
Interview Transcript (modified slightly for readability):
“It seems as [though], from a pathology standpoint, in the placenta, that infection in the placenta very early during pregnancy, in what we call the first trimester, seems to have a different pattern of Zika virus than we see in placentas from the later parts of pregnancy that we call the second and third trimester. And there’s a lot of interest here at the meeting on those issues. I’m actually going to be collaborating with some of the participants here looking at this, but it does seem as though very early infection in pregnancy may be a little different from my standpoint of what I do, than when we’re looking at placentas from later in gestation.”
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