What complications are associated with Zika virus infection?

Updated: Jun 30, 2021
  • Author: Bhagyashri D Navalkele, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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ZIKV infection during pregnancy can result in congenital Zika syndrome associated with following features:

  • Severe microcephaly 
  • Subcortical calcifications
  • Ocular findings: focal pigmentary mottling, chorioretinal atrophy, optic nerve hypoplasia or atrophy
  • Congenital contractures, such as clubfoot or arthrogryposis
  • Hypertonia restricting body movement soon after birth


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