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Measles in a mother and her newborn baby
  1. Mattia Peruzzo1,
  2. Olivier Giannini2,
  3. Mario G Bianchetti2
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Ospedale Regionale Beata Vergine, Mendrisio, Switzerland
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, Ospedale Regionale Beata Vergine, Mendrisio, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Mario G Bianchetti, Department of Pediatrics, Hospitals Bellinzona and Mendrisio, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland; mario.bianchetti{at}

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A previously healthy 35-year-old Swiss woman at 385/7 weeks of gestation with mild fever, conjunctivitis, coryza and cough for 4 days delivered a baby boy weighing 3.15 kg without neonatal alarm indicators. Some hours later she developed a maculopapular rash starting around the hairline, …

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