publication . Article . 2014

Herpesviruses and breast milk.

C. Pietrasanta; B. Ghirardi; M.F. Manca; S. Uccella; C. Gualdi; E. Tota; L. Pugni; F. Mosca;
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  • Published: 30 Jun 2014 Journal: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica, volume 36 (issn: 0391-5387, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: PAGEPress Publications
Abstract
Breast milk has always been the best source of nourishment for newborns. However, breast milk can carry a risk of infection, as it can be contaminated with bacterial or viral pathogens. This paper reviews the risk of acquisition of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpesviruses frequently detected in breastfeeding mothers, via breast milk, focusing on the clinical consequences of this transmission and the possible strategies for preventing it. Maternal VZV infections are conditions during which breastfeeding may be temporarily contraindicated, but expressed breast milk should always be given to the infant. CMV infection acquired through br...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesvirus diseases
free text keywords: Varicella zoster virus, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Breastfeeding, Contraindication, Disease, Risk of infection, business.industry, business, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Diabetes mellitus, medicine.disease, Breast milk, Clinical trial, Varicella-zoster virus, cytomegalovirus, premature infant, very low birth weight infant, Pediatrics, RJ1-570, RD1-811
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publication . Article . 2014

Herpesviruses and breast milk.

C. Pietrasanta; B. Ghirardi; M.F. Manca; S. Uccella; C. Gualdi; E. Tota; L. Pugni; F. Mosca;