Ultrasound recommendations: Zika Virus
If a pregnant patient has returned from an high risk area and is concerned about microcephaly.
- Women who test negative should be referred for ultrasonography, which can be repeated every four weeks.
- Women who test positive should be referred for ultrasonography and to fetal medicine for follow-up.
Reference : BMJ 2016;352:i649
Microcephaly: On antenatal ultrasound it is usually defined as fetal head measurements falling under two standard deviations expected for gestation or falling under the 3rd percentile. But some authors advocate the use of three standard deviations which increases specificity.
Ultrasound recommendations: Zika Virus Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, February 04, 2016 Rating: