Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jacqui Anthony | 2009/08/11

Q.

Roseola

Is it dangerous for a pregnant women to be in contact with a child who has Roseola

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Roseola is a very common illness in young children. Despite the frequency of pregnant women being exposed to children with roseola it is not usually regarded as dangerous to the foetus in the uterus. However as with all viruses there is a small chance that the foetus may be affected if the exposure takes place during the first 3 months of pregnancy. In all cases where exposure has occurred it is important to inform your gynae.

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