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Mpox Virus in Pregnancy, the Placenta, and Newborn

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, March 2023
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Title
Mpox Virus in Pregnancy, the Placenta, and Newborn
Published in
Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, March 2023
DOI 10.5858/arpa.2022-0520-sa
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Authors

David A. Schwartz, Sandy Ha, Pradip Dashraath, David Baud, Phillip R. Pittman, Kristina M. Adams Waldorf

Abstract

Before its eradication, the smallpox virus was a significant cause of poor obstetrical outcomes, including maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. The mpox (monkeypox) virus is now the most pathogenic member of the Orthopoxvirus genus infecting humans. The 2022 global mpox outbreak has focused attention on its potential effects during pregnancy. To understand the comparative effects of different poxvirus infections on pregnancy, including mpox virus, variola virus, vaccinia virus and cowpox virus. The impact on the pregnant individual, fetus and placenta will be examined, with particular attention to the occurrence of intrauterine vertical transmission and congenital infection. The data are obtained from the authors cases and from various published sources, including early historical information and contemporary publications. Smallpox caused maternal and perinatal death, with numerous cases reported of intrauterine transmission. In endemic African countries, mpox has also affected pregnant individuals, with up to a 75% perinatal case fatality rate. Since the start of the 2022 mpox outbreak, there have been increasing numbers of pregnant women infected with the virus. A detailed description of the Congenital Mpox Syndrome in a stillborn resulting from maternal-fetal transmission and placental infection is described, and the potential mechanisms of intrauterine infection are discussed. Other poxviruses, notably vaccinia virus and, in one case cowpox virus, can also cause perinatal infection. Based on the historical evidence of poxvirus infections, mpox remains a threat to the pregnant population, and it can be expected that additional cases will occur in the future.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Lecturer 14 52%
Unspecified 3 11%
Student > Postgraduate 3 11%
Researcher 3 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 4%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 1 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 14 52%
Unspecified 3 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 7%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 2 7%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 60. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 September 2023.
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#686,723
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Outputs from Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
#93
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Outputs of similar age from Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
#1
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